Keys for Kids

Parent Minute

Picking good friends

Posted on 8/26/2016 by Greg Yoder

We all know good friends help shape who we are. Our kids don’t always realize that. It’s important that we help them understand how important it is to have good Christian friends. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, “Bad company corrupts good character.” Proverbs 13:20 says, “Walk with the wise and become wise, for the companion of fools suffers harm.” How do we help our kids pick friends, especially since we want them to share their faith? It’s important for us to distinguish the difference between a friendly relationship and a deep friendship. As Christians, we should always be kind, providing opportunities to share Christ. But, deep friendships are investments—giving and taking emotionally. Is what we’re receiving from people honoring God? Mom and Dad, how do our friends measure up?

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