If you will pardon the illustration, there is an old bar-room song that says, “No help needed. I can handle this job all by myself.” That is the attitude most parents take today when it comes to raising their children. According to a just-released study by Life Way Research, most parents say they are trying to improve their parenting skills but few look to the Bible and only 15% look to the church as a source of guidance for parenting. The vast majority of parents (96%) agree that they consistently try to be better parents but more than 60% ignore parenting seminars and over half don’t read religious books on parenting. Scott McConnell, associate director of LifeWay Research offers his insight: “Parents claim they are trying hard to be better parents but they are not welcoming outside guidance or advice…Christians are routinely neglecting biblical guidance and encouragement in their parenting today, relying instead on their own personal experience.” Is it any wonder that families are in such a mess today?All families have problems, but this is inviting disaster! God’s Word is the perfect guide book for parents and if it is ignored the outcome won’t be good. Every parent is obligated to raise their children “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”(Ephesians 6:4). You can’t do that without the guidance of the Bible. Think about it!