Parents are the most significant part in a child and teenagers life. If a parent doesn’t care about education, the child will most likely not care. If a parent doesn’t care about being healthy, the child will most likely not care. If their dad is overly excited about pro wrestling, the child will most likely be excited about pro wrestling.
As a parent, you need to be strategic in what you pass on to your children, being your indifferences or even your indifferences. Passing on our passions is a good thing, but as a Christian the biggest passion I want my children to have is a passion for God and spiritual growth.
(T)he consistent effort and emphasis placed on spiritual growth made an impression on their young minds.1
I want my children to have similar political beliefs. I want my children to cheer for the same sports team. But, if they aren’t excited for God or want to help the poor, than I have misplaced my passion for God.
As a Christian parent, I need to make sure that my children grow up to be safe, healthy, but the most important thing I want is for them to be followers of God.
Barna, George (2010-09-01). Revolutionary Parenting: Raising Your Kids to Become Spiritual Champions (Kindle Location 621). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition. ↩