Flexible Parenting (2 of 6) by David Cawston
This content is part of a series.Flexible Parenting (2 of 6)
Series: Extreme Makeover: Family Edition
We all know that children are in trouble today!
Our society is destroying their lives!
In the 1950s kids lost their innocence.
They were liberated from their parents by well-paying jobs, cars, and lyrics in music that gave rise to a new term ---the generation gap.
In the 1960s, kids lost their authority.
It was a decade of protest---church, state, and parents were all called into question and found wanting.
Their authority was rejected, yet nothing ever replaced it.
In the 1970s, kids lost their love.
It was the decade of me-ism dominated by hyphenated words beginning with self.
Self-image, Self-esteem, Self-assertion....It made for a lonely world.
Kids learned everything there was to know about sex and forgot everything there was to know about love, and no one had the nerve to tell them there was a difference.
In the 1980s, kids lost their hope.
Stripped of innocence, authority and love and plagued by the horror of a nuclear nightmare, large and growing numbers of this generation stopped believing in the future.
In the 1990s kids lost their power to reason.
Less and less were they taught the very basics of language, truth, and logic and they grew up with the irrationality of a postmodern world.
In the new millennium, kids woke up and found out that somewhere in the midst of all this change, they had lost their imagination.
Violence and perversion entertained them till none could talk of killing innocents since none was innocent anymore.
Now is the time to reclaim our families!
We must do so by not to following the destructive patterns of the world around us.
2 Peter 1:12-13 TLB
12 I plan to keep on reminding you of these things even though you already know them and are really getting along quite well!
Patenting is not a rigid science but rather a dynamic process that requires flexibility and wisdom.
The reason that families grow close to one another is not because of the genetically relationship of parents,
• nor the rigidity of rules,
• but because of the establishment of principles
• and the development of a culture
• and the commitment to stay flexible.
After all the goal of all parenting is preparing your kids for live this life and eternal life successfully.
It is also maintaining a good relationship with your children for the whole journey.
You want and need a relationship that will last long after they have left your house.
You want what Proverbs says Prov. 31:28
Your "children (will) rise up and call (you) blessed;
For that to happen you must know their needs, meet their needs, and remain flexible in your instruction and relationship with them as they grow through the stages of life.
God has shown us great flexibility in His Word in relationship to us as His children.
He is very flexible with us as we grow.
He extends grace to us constantly.
He has liberated u ...
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