Thursday, September 09, 2010

Courageous Parenting

Right now we're doing a new series in Fusion on Wednesday nights at Celebration called Courageous Parenting.  I'm teaching the first three weeks and my husband will team up with me on the final Wednesday night of this month.  I'm always passionate about the Word God gives me to bring, and perhaps no topic stirs a passion as talking about raising the next generation.  

Many people today feel helpless and afraid when parenting their children. Some are afraid of what THEY HAVE BIRTHED!  Imagine!!!  This is an easy trap to fall into and we must resist fear. Some have been brainwashed into believing:

  • Kids will do what kids want to do - regardless.
  • There's nothing I can do to control or change my kid's behavior.
  • Because my child has a free will, what I do really doesn't matter at the end of the day.
  • My teen is getting ready to turn 18  -- it's time to back off.
There are parents who have not given up on parenting in the sense of leaving or giving their children away.  However, for all intents and purposes they have given up because although they live in the same home they do not actually parent their children.  A child left to fend for themselves brings nothing but destruction.  Proverbs 29:15 says, "A child left to himself brings his mother to shame."   Leaving our children to figure out life on their own is one of the worst things we can do.  It doesn't all just pan out in the end.


If you live in Tampa, I invite you to join us for this series.  If you don't live here, you can always take advantage of it by podcast.  

2 comments:

Rhonda said...

Oh how I wish I could be there for this series! Will you be taping it?

Deanna said...

Yes Rhonda we are taping all of the sessions...it takes a few days afterwards for us to get it up there on the podcast but we will. As soon as it's done I'll let you know. I just messaged our media person about it a few minutes ago.