Soundtrack: Starship “Sara”/Journey “Any Way You Want It”
Ask any three parents about discipline and you get six opinions. And certainly there’s diversity in our nascent community on all the facets of the discipline deal. And that’s good, because my sense is most of us are detoxing from prescriptive church.
In company with some fellow parents in my congregation, I’ve been living with Hebrews 12 a lot lately, and a harmonic in it got through the noise in my neurons. This should happen to me more often.
Here’s the resonance: hardship = discipline = God making me like Jesus.
So, two questions: what are the connections between how you discipline your children and what you’re doing to disciple them ?
Parenting is the hardest thing I’ve ever set my hand to: How is God using your engagement with the sheer difficulty of shaping immature humans into whole adults to shape you in the image of Christ?