three quick thoughts for parents of teens
In Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (ESV) it reads
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children…
#1. Being a parent of teens is tough.
In the book “Boundaries With Teens” by Dr. John Townsend, he writes
God made parents to be guardrails on the twisting road of life. You need to be strong enough for kids to crash into over and over and over again. You must stay strong, so that your teens will learn to stay on track. Guard rails get dinged up. But if they work well, they preserve the young lives that run up against them. (p.32)
#2. Parents have the greatest influence on their students.
Doing youth ministry without parents is like driving a car without the engine. – Mark Devries
Parents play a central role in the spiritual nurturing of their children. Parents are commanded to be, and by God’s design will necessarily be, the primary youth pastors for their children—for better or for worse. And when the central role of the parents is neglected, a major deviation from God’s design for youth ministry has taken place that can only be harmful for youth in the long term.
#3. Get some tools.
- Start by Checking out our our online parenting class.
- Read the book “Boundaries With Teens.” (come to Jim’s office for a copy)
- LIKE the “BCC Parents” page, for links and tools for Parents of teenagers.
BCC’s Student Ministry exists to challenge and equip students to BE LOVED by Jesus Christ, to GO DEEPER in a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ and to LIVE IT OUT in their day-to-day lives.