Christian Parenting Today I wish that all people were as I am. But each has
Bible Passage: Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity,
Loving parents want the best for their children. They want to protect their children from harm. They want their children to excel in life and be happy. These are great objectives and we all want these for our children. There is nothing wrong with these goals, in fact, they are all commendable.
We live in a society of “ME, MYSELF, and MINE”. We want everything for ourselves. Nothing is too good for us. We never have enough of anything, we must have MORE, MORE, MORE.
We are teaching this lesson to our children. They are seeing us, hearing us, and learning from us.
For those of us who are a little older, it wasn’t so long ago that spanking was commonplace in schools, as well as home. Now, we do not see spanking at school, but I occasionally hear older parents comment that children are not disciplined because parents do not spank them. As a parent and a mother, I do not advocate spanking a child. In my opinion, it instills fear, even resentment in children.
Some people would say parents are over-ambitious for their children today. These people would no doubt point out the intense competition among parents for their children to have top scores, be enrolled in top classes, go to the top schools, and receive top recognition. Almost all of us know these parents.
So many times, we downplay the importance of fathers in the raising of children. Yet, we realize, as adults what an important impact our relationship with our father has had on us.
We live in a society and culture where we refuse to settle for average in anything. We want to be the best, we want to buy the best, we want our children to be the best. We want our children to have the best. Now, take a step back, and imagine your friend being the one wanting the best of everything