As parents, we all know that the world we are living in is a crazy place with lots going on that we are somehow supposed to know how to navigate and lead our kids through. Maybe you feel it also; it’s as if there is something flying at our kids 24-7 and coming at them from every angle. On top of that, the issues that are facing our kids seem to be incredibly complex, never-ending, and hitting them at earlier and earlier ages. They are increasingly encountering content, ideas, and thoughts that can push them in some very unhealthy directions (mentally, physically, and spiritually). As parents, we need to be continually learning and paying attention to how our kids are processing these issues they are facing and help them move through life in a healthy and God-honoring way, relying on their faith to guide them and provide their foundation.
We believe that this month’s Toolbox Resource, entitled Hope In The Midst Of Trouble, is designed to help you provide your child with reminders of God’s goodness, His faithfulness, and His promises. It’s a helpful resource you can use to open ongoing conversations with your kids—reminding them of God’s character, the hope He offers, and that even if they feel that God is far away, the truth of His Word is everlasting.
In John 16:33, Jesus tells us, “In this world you will have trouble.” He wasn’t kidding! As our kids continue to grow up, there are so many things they face that are difficult to understand and navigate. They are often overwhelmed and confused, and we, as their parents, have the opportunity to lead them in a way that will help them develop into the young men and women God has called them to be. In this month’s Online Parenting Class, we talk about some specific things you can do as you seek to help your children navigate and process this crazy and chaotic world. It’s not always about teaching and instructing. It’s often more about connecting, listening, being present, and pointing them to the One who created them and loves them deeply.
We hope that you’ll take a few moments to watch the video and think through how you are helping your children navigate all the issues that are coming their way.To get started, click the PLAY button below.