God is the very definition of love. Indeed, God is love. We are told in no uncertain terms that we should love the Lord with everything we have within us. (Deuteronomy 6:5) This is the perfect model for how we should love our children, whether they be babies, children, teens or young adults. Relationships between parents and children change and evolve over the years and the balance between mentorship, friendship, psychologist and disciplinarian is in constant flux. All parents want to rear healthy, God-fearing children and He gives us the perfect blueprint to do just this.