Friday, September 27, 2013

The Mystery of Parenting

No parent can deny powerful sense of love and responsibility they feel for their kids. Yet the entire experience is like a mystery. Bill Cosby said,
“In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage.”
The mystery of parenting is exacerbated when you toss in the biblical responsibility of family ministry. We know we are responsible, yet we know so little about how to parent well.

Proverbs 22:6 Ephesians 6:1-4 Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Proverbs 22:6 leads us to believe that we can be of some positive influence on our children’s adult lives. However, sadly, we can also be a negative influence (Matthew 18:2-6). Ephesians 6:1-4 teaches us that the family experience is a powerful set of relationships with significant spiritual consequences. Deuteronomy 6:4-9 may give us the most practical “how to’s” found in scripture. This verse is the inspiration for NBFamilies influential actions: Faith Talk & Faith Walk .

We should be thankful that God has formed a partnership between parents and the New Beginnings Church. Together we can become leaders in this holy responsibility. We are on the cutting edge of a sacred trust between God, His disciples who are parents, and their kids. We must give this our best.

For those of you who have more time, read the following two blogs and see if you can identify the correlation between a confused generation and an out of balanced parenting style.

  1. 3 Mistakes We Make Leading Kids
  2. Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

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