Tag Archives: children
Talked with a friend today about a rarity in family life that wasn’t a rarity a generation or so ago: children seeing their parents interact regularly and often with grandparents. Both of us have had the rare privilege and challenge … Continue reading
Sometimes what God wants us to do is surfaced in really unexpected ways. For me, the whole question came to the forefront through a very unexpected source: hit reality show The Biggest Loser. That’s because last night’s episode became an unusual platform for viewing two very different parenting philosophies in plain black and red. Continue reading
Parents should be a source of grace for their kids. We ought to be vessels who God can pour his love and truth through into the lives of our children. But I wonder sometimes if I haven’t tried to be a grace substitute. Continue reading
David turned 18 yesterday. Yes, now begin all the parent clichés – “Can’t believe it, just seems like we sent him to kindergarten, now he’s a college boy” – etc., etc. The thing is, because I’m around David all the … Continue reading
I was talking recently to a friend of mine about the atmosphere of fear. I’m not talking about fear of terrorists or fear of salmonella poisoning either. I was talking about a subtle but very negative atmosphere parents can create when we express (or demonstrate) too much worry about our children.
This just in: kids want to spend time with their families. I’m glad that’s finally settled.To anyone with a biblical worldview or who cares even the slightest about children, the answer to this question did not require a poll by the Associated Press or MTV. However, in our poll-numbers-determine-morality culture, these little Q&As of the general public provide external confirmation of what we know is true anyway.