We have all been shaped by our relationships. They impact the decisions we make, the places we go, and the things we do. That's why it's so important for parents to develop strong relationships with their children.
As a parent, you have the opportunity and the responsibility to guide your child's relationship with God and with others. Andy Stanley and Reggie Joiner deliver 4 powerful messages that will teach parents how to have a positive influence on the direction of their children's lives.
Part 1 - Questions Every Parent Should Ask (Andy Stanley)
Our lives revolve around three things: relationships, experiences, and decisions. As parents, the temptation is to prioritize experiences over the quality of relationships. Most of our experiences and decisions were impacted by our relationships. We need to do everything we can to enhance our child's relationship with us, influence our child's relationship with those outside the home, and advance our child's relationship with God. Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 3:5-6, 13:20
Part 2 - Do You Know Where Your Children Are? (Reggie Joiner)
Children get their understanding of God through their relationship with their parents. Parents have the most potential to influence their children. As parents, having a relationship with God should be a priority. It allows us to set our children up to have an eternal and healthy perspective on life. Proverbs 3:5-6
Part 3 - The Big "I" (Andy Stanley)
The second relationship this series examines is the parent's relationship with his or her child. This is a critical relationship because it determines the degree of influence the parents will have on their child's development. Proverbs 13:20
Part 4 - Tuning in the Right Friends (Reggie Joiner)
Friends determine the direction and quality of our lives. It is important to have someone in your child’s life that will affirm what you have taught them. Parents need to ask two questions consistently: Is there someone in my child’s life I need to dial out? Is there someone in my child’s life I need to dial in? Proverbs 13:20