Farley argues that parents can substitute many things for the gospel: techniques, therapy, and even . . . religion (50-51). In their place, he proposes seven ways the gospel affects parents (46-48). The gospel . . .
- Teaches Christian parents to fear God.
- Motivates parents to lead by example.
- Centers families in their male servant leaders.
- Teaches and motivates parents to discipline their children.
- Motivates parents to teach their children.
- Motivates parents to lavish their children with love and affection.
- Is the solution for inadequate parents.