Teaching kids boundaries and life skills can be an exhausting business.
...What DVDs are OK to watch and which one's are not so great.
...What words and actions are appropriate and which aren't.
...How to eat at the table.
...Saying 'thank you' and 'please.'
...When it is safe to cross the road etc.
As parents we fully understand the magnitude of our God-given responsibility and we believe firmly in guiding our kids as much as possible. We pray the results will be worthwhile, in the end.
But, this is for kids. What about adults?
A huge dilemma is "How do we go about teaching boundaries, faith-skills and Godly living to 'adult' Christians?" Is there a way of doing this effectively?
I sometimes despair when I hear or read of how Christians behave. It seems as if they are worse than toddlers! But what can one do? After all, adults are not wanting someone to tell them what to do and how to live... or are they? I feel that many Christians are actually crying out for Discipleship. Men and women are wanting to be mentored and guided in our faith. We want to learn from others and know that we are on the right path. We want to know what the Scriptures teach.
Deuteronomy 4:9 - "Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them."
Any thoughts on this?
Living in Grace,