6 thoughts on “Don’t Let Your Youth Pastor Raise Your Kids

  1. Heidi, this is excellent – thank you. I think it rings true with all of us, but it requires that we do that difficult thing and embrace the responsibility of shepherding our children ourselves. How daunting that is if we forget that it is our Christ, our Father, and the incredible Holy Spirit that are truly calling to our kiddos’ hearts. Working through our weaknesses (which are never ending) He does the amazing. I’m so thankful for the peace that comes with keeping the Lord in the driver’s seat and watching Him work as my husband and I call on Him. Some of that work that He then does is through the influence of our wonderful church and pastors. He calls us to be teachers in the home first, though, and for that, we need His daily help.

    “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. (What a wonderful promise!) He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask, be sure that your faith is in God alone. (not our church, friends, advice from others…)”. James1:5,6

    Thank you for the reminder, warning, and ultimate encouragement. God bless and protect your family!

  2. Your post resonated with me, as my husband and I have just made the decision to again homeschool our soon-to-be-teen daughter, after sending her to public school this past year. In part because of the verse in Luke you shared. I know my daughter is not going to be happy with this decision, as she really loved going to school this past year. Do you have any advice as we break the news to her and make the transition back home?

  3. This is a great reminder! Our jobs as mothers are so much more important and valuable than we know. It’s too easy to see the day to day work and become overwhelmed. We miss the real mission we are on. Thank you for your encouragement!

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