Saturday, February 9, 2008

Livingstone’s parenting advice

Greg Livingstone (founder of Frontiers) gave the missions talk at the Desiring God pastor’s conference. In the midst of his talk, he offered the following parenting advice:

“I have three grown boys, and two of them are not walking with the Lord. And they were the two that were the easiest, they always obeyed, never gave me any trouble.

“So be careful about the ones who don’t complain… because I found out years later that they felt like they couldn’t compete with God. They later said, 'Dad, if you said God was telling you something, how could we could compete with that?' Get to know them and find out what they are struggling with. Find out what they are feeling.”

1 comment:

Doug said...

Fascinating thought.

Makes me feel a little better about my toddler today!