This Weekend's Crossroads Program: Parenting at the Crossroads, Where Faith and Culture Meet
For any parent of a teenager, how often have you said something like this when someone asked you what you do?
"I am the parent of a teenager. It is the most important job I have ever had. Everything else I do for a living is secondary. You know, I have never had a job that is so exciting! I have never had a job that is so full of opportunities. Every day I am needed. Every day I do things that are important, worthwhile, and lasting. I wouldn't give up this job for anything!"
This is the recommended response offered by author Paul David Tripp in his refreshing book, Age of Opportunity. And it's not a perspective we hear very often from our culture!
On this weekend's Crossroads radio program, Dean and I embarked upon a 3-part series on parenting. For this first installment, we discussed many of the Biblical principles contained in Tripp's book. I can't speak highly enough about it if you are parenting a teenager or even a pre-teen. It will challenge and inspire you for sure.
It's a bit of a stretch for us to be talking about parenting instead of politics, but after all, the program is about the crossroads of faith and culture. And every child of a family of faith will stand at that crossroads every day when she leaves the house. He will bring that crossroads into our home each afternoon when he returns from school. Our culture is, or will be, in the ears of our kids. The question is, will we be prepared--and will we prepare our kids--for what Tripp calls "redemptive interaction" with our culture, or will we let that opportunity pass us by?
To listen to the program, click on the "Crossroads" tab at the top of the page. I hope you will be challenged and inspired.