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How to teach your children obedience, according to St. John Chrysostom

ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
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In a homily on Ephesians 6, the Golden-Mouthed Doctor offers his advice to parents.

St. Paul devotes a small portion of his letter to the Ephesians to various relationships, including the relationship of parents to their children.

He relates bite-sized truths that, even though they were written almost 2,000 years ago, still apply today.

When meditating on these truths in the 4th century, St. John Chyrsostom related his own thoughts in a homily on raising children and how to teach them obedience. Below are several excerpts from this homily that are still relevant and insightful.

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