If parents understand our own heart’s bent, we should be able to enter in alongside our teenagers with compassion rather than condemnation.
When I Became “That Little League Parent”
We may cloak it as “wanting them to do well,” but deep down we are trying to supply some inner need that was meant to be filled by Christ himself.
What I thought was surely dead, God resurrected. He humbled me to see that he works best with misfits and dead-end streets.
God’s promises speak to our children’s pain in ways our best efforts cannot.
When you can humbly confess your own struggles with failure, time, and money, then you’ll be better equipped to have these conversations with your teenagers.
Until I realized that I was trying to be my own savior and conquer the pressures of high school by myself, I did not realize I was seeing Jesus incorrectly.
There is a temptation among youth workers to be all things to all students. We need to resist that temptation and keep pointing our students toward Christ and his church.