Loving Your Kids Through Life's Seasons
Love During Their Winter
One of our greatest challenges is to love our teen during blizzard-like conditions. They need our love during an emotional whiteout more than ever.
Educate yourself about your son or daughter’s issues. Be available to hear your teen out, even if you’ve said everything you know to say.
Encourage your son or daughter until he or she experiences brighter days.
Proverbs 22:6 (GNTD)
"Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life."
Love During Their Spring
You’ll know when spring has sprung in your teen’s life. The signs? A blossoming friendship. A budding romance. A growing interest in a talent.
Their optimistic and adventurous outlook makes loving them easier. Yet during this season they still need your counsel.
Remind them to live a balanced life, not to invest everything into one person or activity. Encourage them to focus on their education.
Love During Their Summer
In your teens’ summer season, they flower and mature. You feel comfortable relaxing and enjoying the healthy growth you see in your son or daughter. Their character blooms and thrives.
Loving during this season takes intentional effort. Stay actively engaged by nurturing your relationship. Plan activities that you know they enjoy or value. Connect face to face over a meal or shoulder to shoulder over a movie. Make those memories today.
Love During Their Fall
As you witness changes in your teenager, be encouraging. Appreciate the transformation and support them.
The best way to love in autumn is learn to let them grow up. Don’t try to confine them into something they no longer are. Let go of who they once were to welcome the new color you see in them. Challenge them to step out and be all God created them to be.
Love for All Seasons
No matter which season your teens are passing through, rely on God to give you wisdom and strength to love them well through their winter, spring, summer, and fall.
1 Peter 4:8 (GNTD)
"Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins."
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