Life teaches us many lessons. Often, these come from our parents, who are our first and best teachers. A huge part of who we turn out to be in life is influenced by the guidance we receive at home. As we get older, we are influenced by others outside our homes. We build relationships with people within our community. These communities – whether formed in school, the barangay, the workplace or in the church, become our extended families.
One close-knit community is the church of Iglesia ni Cristo. Celebrating their centennial this year, they have grown in number, in strength and in faith. Maoi Carlos, the daughter of an Iglesia Ni Cristo Deacon, shares that outsiders may view their rules as strict and stiff. But, by being deeply involved in the church from a young age, she and her siblings received the guidance they needed to become better people who know right from wrong, good from evil.
Their family shows that there are lessons in life, and in parenting, that can be learned from growing up in Iglesia ni Cristo. Here are 5 more valuable parenting lessons that were learned by growing up in Iglesia ni Cristo.