Under Loving Command
- formerly Children-Fun or Frenzy? By Al and Pat Fabrizio
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OLDER PARENTS. INCLUDE IN PACKETS TO NEW CHURCH MEMBERS. A WONDERFUL
CHILD REARING HELP!
SEE READER'S COMMENTS BELOW
Not long ago our three and one half year
old son prayed, "Lord help me to look at your eyes and do what you say."
I thought how beautifully he expressed Psalm 32:8,9, "I will instruct you
and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye.
Be not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; Whose mouth
must be held in with bit and bridle." This is the kind of response we
desire from our own lives toward God.....
How'd you find us?
I found your old brochure that was given to me 25 years ago in my
attic. It is tattered and torn and has drawings on it by one of my
kids probably made during church. I remembered how helpful it was to
me, and wondered if it was still in print. I googled the original
title and found your website! I cannot wait to pass the newer copies
on to my grown children!
I loved this
book! I read it in 1980 and literally once a week to once a month for
many years when we were raising our children. It kept me focused on
raising our children by God's way and not man's way. Now my children
are grown and beginning to have their children and I want to pass it
on to them. Thanks for putting all the scriptures about raising
children into a little booklet that can be read easily over and over
to keep us parents focused and disciplined ourselves.
I am so
happy to find this booklet is still in print. I bought 2 in Hilo,
Hawaii in 1975. It's the best! Sherry A.
was a great asset to us when we raised our children. Now that we are
in leadership in our church we are finding others needing the advice
written in this book. New name or not, we are thankful the book is
still available and actually was very simple to find on the web.
Thanks again Cliff W.
This booklet is
excellent. I have given it out through the years, and parents have
learned to discipline their children.
We read this
booklet 31 years ago and raised 3 children who love and serve Christ.
It gave us a great foundation. Ralph
I am soooo
excited about finding this in print! And I very much appreciated the
comments from Mr. Fabrizio about the intentions of the booklet. Our
homes must indeed be a haven!!
I'm grateful to
have found this booklet again. I am anxious to give to my daughters
and pass on to other young mothers. It's so simple yet so profound.
I'm so happy
I have found
this book!!! (again). I read it
33 years ago, trained my 4
children this way, have 4
children that love
Christ....Thank you for your
wisdom and insight into
"Godly, children rearing"
I am so excited to
find this little pamphlet. Read it 30 years ago and implemented it's
suggestions for my own children. I now have 5 grandchildren and want
my children to read this - plus many other families who will
benefit. Thank you.
I read this book
in the 70's when my children were very small. It changed my life and
the 4 boys. They have grown into beautiful young men and gave me then
and now much respect and honor because of correct discipline.
Our 1st 20 we
ordered for the church went quickly. Parents that used this in the
'70's raising their children are now getting it for their children to
help in raising their grandchildren. We were so excited to find it
I read your
booklet in the late 70's, and began to apply the godly principles you
laid out so clearly. While raising our twin daughters I have had many
opportunities to teach about child rearing. It is still the best
booklet on the market. Now 28 yrs. later, girls are grown, married,
and serving the Lord with great passion. A lot of the credit goes
toward the information in this booklet. I still read it as I continue
to teach mom's to train their children. Thank
In the 70s and
80s, I raised my kids the Children, Fun or Frenzy? way! I have not
been able to locate this resource, and am thrilled to find it once
again ... I have grandchildren that need the firm discipline and love
that this little pamphlet advocates.
A word of warning
The primary message of this booklet is to relate to parents our struggle
in learning to obey instructions in Scripture from a loving Heavenly
Father. Therefore it is a word shared specifically from our experience
rather than a technique or method for child rearing. For that, more than
these few words would need to be written.
Throughout our experiences we always felt the assurance of our Father's
loving attentiveness even during our reluctance to obey. We wanted to give
our children the same assurance as we began to train them. Whatever
lessons we learned were never intended to gain power over our children in
order to manipulate and control their lives. The rod, training, or any
form of discipline should never become license for arbitrary commands for
the parent's benefit, nor should the home become authoritarian, cold, or
Of all the places on this earth's troubled globe, home must become that
place where a child knows throughout his life he will always find
unconditional support, love, and forgiveness.., a refuge where his heart,
mind, and hopes can find full expression.., a place of pleasant histories
where his soul has become a storehouse full of good memories and
gratefulness for his parents' loving and gentle care.
¡ª Al Fabrizio
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