The sooner you can begin letting go of the illusion that your kids are yours to control, the happier you’ll be. God loves them more than you
Taking the Guessing Out of Parenting
As we focus our lives on knowing and pursuing the person of Christ, many of the formulas we use to attain “success” in parenting fade into the background.
As my children get older, and as my grip slowly loosens on their daily lives, God’s grip on my life and my children’s has never, and will never, change or loosen.
“Because of Jesus’ perfect life, his sacrifice on the cross, and his resurrection, we are guaranteed a future in a place where we will never have to worry again.”
“With appropriate accountability, older teens may benefit from more freedom with their phones while still under the protective cover of our home.”
If we realize that it is ultimately God who builds the house and not ourselves, we might be surprised how he works in our children’s lives.
This discipline and instruction of the Lord is a continuation of the invitation into an intimate relationship with their personal, loving, and gracious Father, and not merely a means for producing altered behavior.