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.
Prayers for a Teenager Who Is Under Pressure
Lord, forgive me when I place my identity and my child’s identity in her GPA and grades instead of in who you have made her to be in Christ.
While there are many worthwhile activities and communities our families may be involved in, the church should take precedence because it is ordained by God as the vessel through which he brings his kingdom to earth
We parents have to wrestle our own competitive streaks to the ground before we can even begin to model gospel-formed attitudes about sports to our children.
While we may repeatedly tell our students that their identity is found first and foremost in Christ, perhaps right now they are in a better place to listen and believe.
I most definitely did NOT like baseball until I had three little boys who taught me to love the game. (Well, two of them love baseball; the third one just loved roaming the ballpark making friends like he…
I don’t know about you, but where I live, sports are a big deal to students and their families. It isn’t uncommon for sports, not the church, to hold a higher priority in the life of a student….