The central point of the DTTB workshop, the Fathers to Sons Workshop, the book and workbook I wrote, and the overall thrust of Entrusting Truth, is that in order to have an impact on our kids, we have to have worked first and foremost on ourselves. In order for us to respond Biblically in the moment we have to have studied and applied the Bible before the moment. When something comes up in our lives whether it is a challenge our teen is facing with purity, or our adult child with some life altering event, we do not have the option to push pause. We cannot step aside and go study up on the issue come back and reengage. The opportunity is gone. The teachable moment has passed. Further, when our world is rocked by some drastic action by one with whom we are close, if we do not have a firm foundational walk with God built on time in His Word, our ability to navigate those treacherous waters is sorely diminished. We have to prep before we are called into action.
It is too late to go to the shooting range to hone our skill when the battle has begun.