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Hitting RESET

So, I have a confession.

These past few months, I have done a terrible job helping my son grow in his faith.

The last time I did a decent job was a month and a half ago when he came on a trip to Colorado for our high school students. My wife is a volunteer high school leader, so we were able to have fantastic faith talks as a family.

Since then, nada, nothing, zilch. Yes, I have brought him to church each week and to a Bible club every week. But I haven’t checked in with him spiritually, and I haven’t led family devotions, or anything like that, nothing, nada, zilch.

On Tuesday, my eyes were open to this fact, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. And for the past two days, I have wallowed in my guilt and shame.

And today, I realized that I need to hit the “reset button” in my parenting. I have the chance to start over again. And the beauty is that parenting is a journey of second chances, of resets. And I have the opportunity to reset and start again.

My guess is that you might be wallowing in guilt and shame concerning your parenting. My guess is that there is a part of your parenting that you feel like you have royally messed up.

Here’s the GOOD NEWS, you have the opportunity to hit the “reset button” and start again.

I don’t know what that looks like for you, but I know that you can do it.

For me, it means taking time this weekend to talk to my son about Jesus, the Bible, and to ask my son some questions about those things.

What does it look like for you?

No matter what, you can do it.

So, let’s hit reset together.

Mike VanDrie

Director of Student Ministries

Providence Church

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