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What Christian Parents Can Do When Children Make Bad Decisions

I know I raised my children in the admonition of the Lord. I know when my kids were little they loved the Lord with all of there heart. I know they both accepted Christ at a young age.


KIDS ARGUING I know they sometimes make decisions that make me wonder and doubt it all. BUT I also know that the Lord says in Proverbs 22:6 that if we “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” With that said, I know I have to let go and trust God. I have to know that all the prayers, hopes, and dreams that have been in my heart since the day I knew their tiny little bodies were growing in me are the same things the Lord wants for my children. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


As a parent, we all know the pains of our children’s bad decisions. Whether it is them telling an untruth, or being mean to their siblings, to treating their parents rudely or getting caught up with friends we know are bad news and watching the consequences that happen because of those bad decisions and bad friends. It is so hard to stand by and watch our children learn the hard lessons, but it is so invaluable to them becoming strong, Christlike, productive members of society. We have to be willing to allow the hard lessons happen and not rush in and fix it all like we are just bursting in side to do. It won’t fix anything. Not in the long run. It will make them the opposite of everything we have prayed for them to be.


Our children are our most precious gifts from God.  God takes care of “the birds in the air, that they do not sow nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feed them. Are you (your children) not worth much more that they?” We have the confidence that God is looking out for us all. Psalm 56: 3-4 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me (or my children)?” We must be parents that let go and let God take care of our children.

We just guide and pray!

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