Definition of Parenting

1 12 2008

When asked “What do you do?” at a social engagement, we usually respond by stating our career. Subconsciously in our world, I believe we’ve placed the value of our career over our choice to raise kids. In an unstated way, we placed the worth of our paycheck higher than the importance of parenting. If we don’t believe in the value of our role as a parent, we won’t value your role as a parent. I believe being parent is one of the greatest callings that you will ever have in your entire life. When you see that our children are a gift from God and Jesus has entrusted them to you to teach and train them to live a life of following Him, it really changes your perspective.

So Moms and Dads when someone asks, “What do you do?” share this…

“That’s easy. I’m in charge of socializing (insert number of kids) homo sapiens in the dominant values of the Judao-Christian tradition so that they become spiritual leaders who are authentic in Influence, uncompromising in integrity, intentional about community, passionate about Jesus and courageously called by God engage culture in order that they might be instruments in the transformation of the society and bring the kingdom of God to earth.”

“And what do you do? Just a lawyer?”

“The Perfect Kid” series continues Sunday.

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