Friday, February 13, 2015

Rebellious Teens

When there is rebellion from teens, some level of repentance from the parents to God and to your teen is in order. This provides an avenue for the child’s repentance but it is no guarantee. Remember, what we stated before about our lives together? You do not love your child for their sake. You love your child for Christ’s sake. This enables you to do that which is right based upon the Word of God. This is the truth in love.

Rebellious teens may require some tough love. But don’t start with tough love. Start with gentleness, patience and kindness. It is God’s kindness that leads us to repentance. But God is also willing to bring discipline, chastisement and eventually judgment. When it comes to judgment, He is no longer being kind.  But God is very longsuffering before judgment falls. We should be like Him.

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