"Everything is permissible for me" - but not everything is beneficial.
"Everything is permissible for me" - but I will not be mastered by anything."- 1 Corinthians 6:12
These are some pretty powerful words. How does this apply to our kids? As a parent we have the daunting task of preparing our children for adulthood. I think sometimes that task and the magnitude of it causes me to be a little over-strict. I get so focused on that that I miss today. Does that make sense?
I'm going to try to incorporate this scripture into how I deal with my kids. Now, not everything is permissible for them in my household, but, if I can begin to incorporate this and talk with my older kids about it, then we can talk about the natural consequences of their actions. That will help them when they aren't under my roof! :)
By the way, this thought came to me from reading Thriving Family, a magazine published by Focus on the Family , and one of the few magazines that I read cover to cover. If you aren't subscribed, I'd recommend it for sure!!!
What are your thoughts on discipline, especially in the teen years? I'd really like to know, because some days I feel like I'm flying blind!!!! :)