Have a child who is going astray? Having a child who is not headed in the right direction is a serious, serious matter. If not corrected it will remain one of life’s greatest griefs. Finding that a child shows signs of going awry in one’s own home is “high alert” material and demands everything we can possibly marshal to correct it, at the earliest possible hour—while there is yet time. We must stop at nothing, because unchecked rebellion has the potential of shipwrecking our child, to his or her ruin, and remaining a lifetime sorrow for us, as parents.
Shepherd Your Child
God gives us our children to shepherd to the same degree that He shepherds us—which is total. We must do whatever it takes to regain the child’s heart, as young as possible, and sensitively work at thoroughly discipling him or her for God’s kingdom. God gave us a realm over which to rule, for His sake. What we do with it, in all of its complexities, no matter how trying or difficult or extreme or “impossible”, is terribly important. (more…)