“Children are not looking for perfect parents. . . . They need to see in us an unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ, and unconditional love for them, and a strong bond of love for each other as husband and wife. They need to see a mom and dad . . . of whom the children can say: ‘My mom and dad hate sin, they love God, and their only hope is in Christ Jesus. They want with all that is within them to live holy and godly lives. I can see it, I can feel it; I know it is true and it is real, and I want to be like them. I want the God of my father and mother to be my God.’”
Joel Beeke, Parenting by God’s Promises: How to Raise Children in the Covenant of Grace (quoted from New Horizons magazine).