Continuing thoughts from a post earlier in the year . . .
Too often as parents, we (and I am more guilty than anyone) have our goal to make life easier for ourselves. I want my kids to do good not because it is honoring to God, but because then I don't have to deal with them.
Ugh. How lazy of me. But I'm thankful that God continually makes me aware of this self-oriented perspective.
I have to realize that gospel-oriented parenting is as much about me making a disciple of my child as it is God using my children to draw me closer to him.
For more reading, check out these posts from other sites:
- The New Yorker: Spoiled Rotten
- Children's Ministry Online: Don't raise well rounded, well educated and happy kids
- The Gospel Coalition: Parenting: It's Never an Interruption
- Epic Parent: 5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Share Their Deepest, Darkest Secret!
**image courtesy of allyaubry via flickr