Raising Royalty

Raising Royalty is a series of posts on parenting views, tips, ideas and spiritual encouragement.


Why Raising "Royalty"?

We watched the old BBC a show on Netflix based in the medieval times, around the story of King Arthur called “Merlin.” As we watched Arthur through the eyes of Merlin on this show I started to notice the practices and training it took for Arthur to fulfill his role as a prince. He knows he will be king someday. He knows the code of honor and chivalry. He lives and breathes his heritage every day.

What Arthur does not know is how to live as a pauper or an indentured servant. He doesn’t even have the posture of a peasant. He IS royalty. In this same way I want my children to live and breathe “Kingdom of God" thinking.

I don’t want my children to just be “religious” people. I don’t want them to just pray now and then or attend church because they think it is the “right thing to do.” I want them to have a lively, interactive relationship with the Living God. I want that to happen as a result of being raised in a royal home—a Kingdom of Heaven home that has bred them to BE spiritual royalty and spiritual warriors.

I want them to act like Children of the King. Be prince (or princess) alongside the Prince of Peace. And when they are adults, become the kings of their own domains. (Adults with authority on earth and in the heavenlies.)

I am by no means a perfect parent, I don't claim to know it all. I do not feel that in sharing these ideas, that my way is the only way. There is more than one way to raise a child because parents and children are all so different. When it comes to parenting, I believe we shouldn't have to "reinvent the wheel" but glean from others so that we can be the best we can be. These parenting ideas are compiled from my own parents, from their successes and failures, from friends and family and from all those I have watched and learned from. So I offer them to you as an idea and a help on this wild road of Raising Royalty.