Do You Mind if Your Kids Don’t? is written by Evangelist Bill Rice III. I worked with Dr. Bill for many years and learned a lot from his daily teaching for my spiritual life and family ministry.
In this book, Dr. Bill talks mostly about the relationship between parents and children, but it really is more than that. He gives you great biblical principles on family relationships and how to train your children to be disciplined and respectful. He also explains very clearly how one can be saved and know it as well as how to find God’s will for one’s life. Much of what he gives are the same principles he teaches to teenagers every week at the Bill Rice Ranch (named for his father).
One of the biggest emphasis he has in the book is about the relationship between parents. The Bible has very clear teaching that parents should be united in their relationship, especially with their children. This does not mean that parents always agree or that they never have to work through differences of opinion, but as far as children are concerned they need to see a united leadership in their mom and dad.
Because I know Dr. Bill’s children very well, this book means much more to me. I know that the things he teaches have been borne out in the lives of his three children who are now grown and serving the Lord in different ministries.
I would recommend this book to any teenager and young adult. It is best to start building your philosophy about family before you are married. This is also a good book for anyone in ministry. You will learn how to clearly communicate the message of salvation.
Do You Mind if Your Kids Don’t?, Bill Rice III, Bill Rice Ranch Publications, 2007, 205 pages.