The Gift of Fear

Fear of the Lord and fear of the father. Many parents trying to learn positive discipline methods often get hung up on the issue of fear. "Shouldn't a child fear his father the way the Christian ought to fear God?" The answer is a resounding, "YES!" However, without the proper understanding of the "Gift of Fear"--fear of the Lord--parents can easily create for themselves a stifling, debilitating atmosphere of fear in their children. The following sermon, by Msgr. Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. explains just what fear of the Lord ought to be--God is an Attachment Parent!

(For those who are don't already know, Msgr. Pope is the priest on the cover of the U.S. News issue featuring the segment, A Return To Tradition.)

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Catholic Attachment Parenting

A philosophy of parenting modeled after the self-donative love exemplified in the relationship between Mary and Jesus.

1 Jn 4:18

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love."

Luke 1:17

" turn the hearts of the parents toward their children..."