The Need for Parents
I was on Facebook this morning and I came across a blog post by one of my good friends. He had attached a link to his blog on parenting and it moved me to post it on mine as well (Thank you Tim Hall).
It doesen’t take a rocket-scientist to see that parenting is a difficult job. Parenting is such an awesome responsibility given to us by God. God has given us the freedom to choose how to parent our children, but at the same time he hasn’t just “thrown us to the wolves”. God gives us much insight on parenting through his Word in the Bible. The model set before us is one that includes: authority, spirituality, Godliness, faithfulness, kindness, and love. Unfortunately, some parents choose to be their childrens friend instead of their parent in an attempt to gain the respect and trust of their children. Therefore, parents slack on being the “bad guy” or inforcing much needed rules in their childrens life. What happens to our children when parents decide to take a backseat to parenting?
Below is a link to an article that is found on the CNN webpage. It has some interesting thoughts on parenting.
A plea for parents…please remember the awesome responsibility that God has given you. You have the greatest chance of being the best influencer in your childrens life. Don’t blow it by being more concerned about earning their friendship or being their best friend. What is your job as a parent?
Your # 1 job is found in Deuteronomy 6:4-9!!