Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Strong Parenting Required

I’ve mentioned on several occasions (here, here, and here, for instance) about the great task that lays before me as a Christian parent: the task of raising my children in the Lord.

I was blessed with the opportunity to hear Brad Harrub of Focus Press and Think Magazine speak last night. It was a lesson of reality that I needed to hear. Parenting is tough work (and I don’t even have teenagers yet!). His lesson was an encouragement to me as well as a reality check. Strong parenting is required to raise children in the Lord. The lesson focuses on challenges facing our youth – and the task that we have as parents to handle those challenges. Click here to listen to the lesson (it will begin after a short introduction to the speaker and topic).  (By the way, Think Magazine is really a great resource hitting topics and challenges that face us in the world today.)

If you listen to the lesson, I’d love to hear what you think!

I leave you with some verses he mentions in the lesson, Deuteronomy 6: 6-9:

And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.