The "Teen" Years; this is a title the world has given to our teens. I would prefer to see this as the 1st level of adulthood. This phase in our childrens' lives is a difficult one, yet vitally important time in their lives. Their minds and bodies tell them that they are adults and yet they have not even scratched the surface in knowledge of life experiences. They do not realize cause and effect completely either. Most importantly, in the grand scheme of spiritual things, they have only begun to drink this in. This is why they still have parents. The ironic thing is so many times they don't think they need them.
WE MUST STILL LOVE THEM!
I am just beginning to understand how vital this time in our lives is as well. This is a time when sanctification means a whole new thing; when our sin is exposed in a whole new way; when humility needs to be exemplified continually.
BEWARE OF PRIDE!
This blog has been very encouraging during those days of "Productive Conflict":)
We as parents were once where our children are and we must not forget to "remember" those days. Most of all I encourage all of you who are parents of "pre-adults" to be in prayer, really intereceding, for our precious "big" ones.