We love our children. But do we delight in them? What is the difference? Find out on today’s License to Parent.
Delighting in our children involves hard work for our kids and us.
Raising Children We Can Delight In
Raising kids we love comes naturally. Raising kids we can actually delight in requires intentionality. Psalm 37 and Proverbs 23 are just two of many places the Bible speaks of parents delighting in their kids when righteousness and wisdom become their kids’ character traits.
The Moral Attributes of Wisdom and Righteousness in our Kids
But these first have to be important to us before they’ll ever be important to our kids. Good grades, athletic achievements, and musical talents can make us proud parents for a season, but merely for what our kids do. Righteousness and wisdom, however, are moral attributes that describe who and what our kids actually are. They foster delight regardless of our kids’ achievements or failures.
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