Parents We Must Teach Truth
I’m reaching that point with my boys where it’s impossible to avoid uncomfortable conversations. I know they live in a world that doesn’t clearly distinguish right from wrong. The least I can do and should do as a parent is guide them with unchangeable truth. And, I plan to do just that as long as there is breath within me.
What they do with that truth is between them and God. Parents the worse thing we can do is be silent when we know truth must be spoken. It’s not called being mean or overbearing. It’s called being a parent and loving them enough to play your part in their life. Trying to just be the cool parent will only lead to greater heartache.
There are too many examples of parentless kids in society. So, I’ve decided I’m not just going to be a chaperone, but I’m gonna step up and be a parent. I know one day they will be grateful that I cared enough to step up, speak up, and do my best to prepare and protect them while I could. Yes, parenting is never ending, but totally worth every ounce of our effort!
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:5-7