When the oldest enrolled in college 14 years ago he had to be ready spiritually for what he found there. Same with our daughter and middle son 3 and 4 years later. When we drove away from the dorm they were going to have to stand on their own faith not ours; same with Brian 4 years later.
By God’s grace they all did. Standing up to all of the temptations that they faced at the schools they attended. Our job as parents is to prep our kids for the world they will encounter when they leave the “safety” of our homes. It is not an easy task. It is resisted. It is deemed unnecessary by the world.
It is an assignment that God has clearly given us, especially us dads. Deuteronomy 6:6 – 7, 20 is directed at fathers, not mothers. Mothers are critically important. But the assignment was made to the dads. Too many of us have delegated the spiritual development of our kids to their moms. That is not what God directed through Moses.
This Christian parent thing is a team sport. It takes both of us. But as men, we are supposed to lead.
By God’s grace my wife and I cleared this part of the race today.