"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord..." (Psalm 127:3)

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord... (Psalm 127:3).

A love of little children is forever conjoined with true marriage love (Conjugial Love 385).

The Lord loves children. His hope is that each child born into the world will choose to live in heaven and be blessed with happiness to eternity. For this purpose, the Lord inspires angels, parents, and others to love and protect His little ones. This love of children is a genuine gift from the Lord and does much more than provide for their care and safety in this world. A love for children can strengthen marriage by bringing a couple closer together as they look to the Lord and try to raise their children to be useful adults in this world and potential angels for the Lord's kingdom. This love also brings an atmosphere of innocence that can influence everyone in the company of a child. We hope that these resources will help you explore this precious gift - a love for children.  

Highlights for this topic include

Quotes from the Word

Read: "The Love of Children" by the Rev. K. R. Alden

 Prayers on Parenthood (PDF)

 Sunday School Lesson 1.25 on the Lord and Little Children (ages 6-9) (PDF)

 Project: Shoebox Diorama of the Lord with Children (PDF)

 Coloring Page: Parents with a Baby by Marguerite L. Acton (PDF)

 Project: Picture Angels Nearby (PDF)

 Song: Give, O Lord, This Child Thy Blessing (PDF)

 Journal Page: What Can I Do to Strengthen My Marriage? (PDF)

 Keep a Precious Moments Journal (PDF)