Wednesday, February 11, 2009
What is the secret of good parenting? When my boys leave my nest (I tear up just writing that)I want my children to love Jesus, and I want them to have a healthy respect for others. Beyond that, I'm not picky. Of course I dream of them being in the Major Leagues playing for the Cubs (the leagues first pitcher catcher brother combo), making millions, and then dedicating their life to caring for their elderly parents.
When I think of the worst tragedy that I could ever experience, it would definitely be having children who don't love the Lord. It is a fear that keeps me up at night. Especially being in the ministry, I know that comes with complicated issues for parents and children. I sadly know several pastor's children who have rebelled against the church, and ultimately against God. Fortunately I also know, Judith, Megan, Angel, and Mrs. B who are children of those in ministry and they all love the Lord.
So, this is a two fold question for you in the blogosphere.. How can I be a successful parent, and what are some particular things I need to know about raising children in ministry?