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The Teenage Years

The Teenage Years

Remember the “days of your youth?”

If you’re still on the brink of these years or are well into them, you will know how  important it is to be dealth the right blend of correction, instruction, motivation, and praise.

Here’s what the Bible says about parenting:

a) ‘Children, obey your parents’ (Ephesians 6:1 NKJV). And parents,

b) ‘Don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them’ (Ephesians 6:4 TM).

If you grew up in a home where you were never praised or rewarded, you’ll have to work harder to break the cycle of no communication brought by having parents who are too tough on you. But this is not a reason for you to go for an all-out rebellion.

Mark Twain said: ‘When I was fourteen my dad was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. But when I got to be twenty-one I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years!’

If you feel that you need your parents to understand you more, remember: ‘Love never fails.’ (1 Corinthians 13:8 NKJV).  Your parents want what is best for you.

If you want your elders to respect you:
 ‘Use wisdom and understanding to establish your home.’

‘Use wisdom and understanding to establish your home.’  Proverbs 24:3 CEV

Bob Gass

November 22nd, 2014

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