Inspiration, sources, and the writers


The authors of this study have been teaching biblical parenting to parents and couples for many years now. This site is a new way to share that teaching with more people who can find it helpful.


This course’s material is based on:

  • The Bible
  • Growing Kids God’s Way by Gary & Anne Marie Ezzo
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp
  • The Key to Your Child’s Heart by Gary Smalley
  • Dare to Discipline & Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson

The Authors

The lessons on Parenting Biblically were compiled by Frank and Elayne Saucier, who are medical professionals and parents in the Southeastern USA. They are dedicated to following scripture wherever it leads, and they have four adult children, one of whom created this site based on their study notes.

Course Lessons:

  1. Foreword - The Job Contract

    It's a thankless position.

  2. Introduction

    Importance, assumptions, premises, & parenting types

  3. Pre-requisite relationships

    God first & healthy marriage

  4. Basic Principles

    Fundamentals to build upon

  5. Respect

    Upward, for peers, and downward

  6. Obedience

    Giving & obeying instruction

  7. Consequences, Discipline, Chastisement

    Instruction, encouragement, & correction

  8. Advanced Discipline Issues

    Expectations of age, reinforcement, & childish behavior

  9. Appeals & Family-Building

    Working within the system

  10. Child-Raising Suggestions

    Things we've learned along the way

  11. Additional Wisdom

    Resources for learning further