(Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 4:14)
The Situation: Kids ask, “Where does this path lead?“ They are looking for clear direction. Many parents feel inadequate, so they leave academic and social training to the school and spiritual training to the church—or to chance. As a result, children wander, or worse, choose dangerous courses.
The Solution: God has given parents primary responsibility to train their children (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). Parents must rise to this challenge, or worldly influences will win the hearts of their kids. Churches must rescue families by encouraging and equipping parents to carry out this responsibility. Together, parents and churches can lead children along righteous pathways.
What You Can Do: Acknowledge that God has entrusted you with the responsibility of providing direction for your child. Ask the Lord to reveal His unique identity and purpose for each one. Be proac- tive every day—in every area of his or her life. Pursue a variety of meaningful experiences together. If necessary, get help—before it’s too late!
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