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Parent Minute

Even good kids need God’s grace.

Posted on 9/30/2019 by Greg Yoder

Do you have that “perfect” child? I don’t either. But, seriously, do you have that one who requires the absolute minimum of parental input? My oldest daughter was like that. She was a great student, responsible, and respectful. No matter how good they are, they are sinners, too. Chances are their desire to be perfect grows out of their need to earn acceptance and love. My daughter struggled with loneliness, insecurity, and struggled with her faith, too. As parents, we’ve got to make it a priority to spend time with these “perfect” kids, get to know their hearts, teach them about grace, and show them that we’re so proud of who they are. Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding” (KJV).

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 9:10

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