Last night we continued talking about the parent - child relationship. This time we focused on the parent. Basically, God wants a parent to provide for the health of a child. Naturally we think of a parenting giving food, clothing, a home, love, etc. But we saw from Ephesians 6:4 that the greatest job of a parent is to care for the spiritual health of a child. That means to help a child to understand who God is and how to have a right relationship with Him through Jesus.
So why did we talk about parenting with a bunch of teenagers? Good question. Two reasons. One, someday most teenagers will be a parents (a long, long time from now), so it's good to give them a heads up, a vision to what God wants their parenting to look like. Two, teenagers can help parents do their job better if they know the job of a parent. But how can a teenager help a parent? Great question. Here's some ideas.
Remember, you and your parents are not enemies. This might come as a shock, but it's true. Just like your goal isn't to make your parents miserable, your parents' goal isn't to make you miserable. Sometimes that just happens when there are different ideas of what's best and when there is a lot of miscommunication. That's why remembering, and doing, the things listened above will help you both.
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