For those of us who are parents and Christians, I think we have to ask ourselves, “What is my goal in raising my child(ren)?” If we don’t know what we’re aiming for when raising our children, how will we know if we’ve reached it?
If your goal is to raise a perfect child, I say give that one up – there aren’t any perfect children. (Mine are close, but even they fall short of perfection! Lol). And if your goal is to be a perfect parent, give that one up too – you can’t do it, and you might drive your kids and yourself crazy trying to achieve it!
If your goal is to just have fun and/or get your kids old to enough to leave home, I’d like to ask you to aim a little higher. I believe our goal is to raise disciples of Jesus, to help them fulfill their divine destiny as He has called them.
Here are 7 goals the Bible says we should aim for as Christian parents….