Monday, January 18th, 2016
Cross Roads Church Next Generation Pastor, Dan Britton, has invited me to speak to parents of teens at the South Placer Teen Center about the challenge of parenting tech-savvy teens.
Monday, January 5th, 2015
Your role as the parent is to teach them about the obedience that brings about liberty to steer their own ship in life.
In that sense parents are household executives and children are emerging executives. We are all learning executives with power (free will) over our own hearts and minds. I have found that when I choose to be in alignment with God’s will (Aa), it is possible to govern the home with discipline that may be perceived by children as empowerment. This is the genuine authority that is God’s love expressed as boundary-setting (house rules) that also become points of conversation about what is happening in your child’s life, and then it is possible to impart wisdom. The first empowerment experience for your child happens when they choose to obey. The challenge for the modern parent then is to choose not to surrender that authority to fear and worry which prevents open communication at home necessary to impart wisdom about obedience.
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables.