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I hate watching my kids struggle

Posted on 3/29/2017 by Greg Yoder

“We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.” Those are powerful words from Romans 5:3. As parents, it’s tough watching our kids make mistakes, isn't it? But the question is would you rather have them make mistakes while they’re still living with you so you can correct them now or when they’re adults and those decisions are life-threatening or changing? I think you’ll agree that even though it’s painful to watch our kids struggle while they’re under our roof, they need to be allowed to wrestle with life’s challenges, physically and spiritually, so we can help guide them. As they do, Scripture is clear: God will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish them. We couldn’t ask for anything better than that.

Suggested Reading: Romans 5:3 I Peter 5:10

Keys for Kids Parent Minute is a one-minute daily feature, hosted by Greg Yoder, the executive director of Keys for Kids Ministries. Amidst a vast sea of parenting experts, Greg is a real parent who’s had successes and failures raising kids. Greg shares the good and the bad about raising his own four kids–three of which are now adults. He’s a real parent and grandparent, talking to real parents and grandparents about real issues facing kids and their families today.

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