Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bringing up Godly Teens

This is a subject close to my heart.

Both my children are in their teens.

Both are bombarded daily with the worlds version of what is and isn't acceptable with regard to sexuality, religion, and faith.

I feel like I'm failing them. I am but one small voice among many. And what I'm saying is way less fun in their eyes.

We will go away for the Easter weekend on our annual family Easter camp. While I'm extremely grateful that my teenagers are still happy to go camping with their parents I'd love to find a way to get the Easter message across to them without them shutting down on me.

When you are the only believer in your family it's pretty hard to voice your opinion. Scary even. I don't want them to roll their eyes at me and stop listening. But I don't know how to reach them. I need help.

Lord, please help me find the right moment and the right words to help my children open their heart to you. Please help them navigate the teenage years without compromising themselves and guide them into the wonderful young people you made them to be.

6 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Oh, I wish I had advice. I have a toddler, so I haven't crossed that bridge. I tried to talk sense into two of my teenage (at the time) nieces and it got NO WHERE.

I pray God gives you wisdom. He says if we ask, He will give it.

Bless you,
Beth

Denise said...

I am praying.

HisPrincess said...

Thanks for your prayers. They are appreciated!

Sharon said...

Awww I can feel your heart stretching out just wanting the right words for them, we have to pray and ask the Lord to teach them and to direct them in the right direction. maybe you could get them in a christian camp, I am standing in agreement and will pray with you.
God Bless you my friend and enjoy your camp trip
Happy Easter

Darlene said...

I know this is hard. At least you have a relationship with them. We still have not contact with our daughter. I think is is awesome they will still go camping with you. God will give you the right words at the right time and you will know just what to say and do.
Praying for you and yours!
Happy Easter!!!

More Than Conquerors said...

Thanks for stopping by and your encouragements, Beth. It's so good to hear from you :)

I am praying for you and your children. May God open their hearts to seek Him early. Take care and God bless you always.