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October 10, 2005

Children, Good and Grown

And lastly, and I say this gently, as the parent of grown kids, knowing *insert parenting guru* is also the parent of grown kids: we have wonderful children--he does, I'm sure--and so do I. But without even knowing his children I can know this about them: they are not perfect. They hurt. They make mistakes. They struggle. They are prideful and overly simplistic at times; and crippled by shame and hesitancy at others. Yes--they are beautiful examples of human beings, his children (I assume), and mine (I know.) But they are not perfect. If they were, they would not be human. If it were possible to raise children to perfection, then God would have sent a parenting method, not Jesus. Our marching orders are not to raise our children by a method to be like *insert parenting guru* children. Our marching orders are to be Christians to and with our children.

--katiekind

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I think that's well said.

Posted by: paul bowman at October 10, 2005 07:17 PM

Wow. I need to tape that up on my bathroom mirror and read it daily!

Posted by: Carla at October 11, 2005 11:02 AM

That's so true! I tend to think it's me even thought I know the moments temporary.

Posted by: Debra at October 12, 2005 10:00 PM

Amen!

Posted by: Joyella at October 14, 2005 11:45 PM

Wise words from Kathy...thank you for posting that...it's what I needed to hear tonight.

Posted by: Shanna at October 23, 2005 08:41 PM


 
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