Parenting Teens Online Class: HARNESSING YOUR SPIRITUAL INFLUENCE Part 2

Dear Parents, If you missed the video from Week 1, you can catch it here: https://goo.gl/Z93inv I just want you to know that I am your biggest fan! You as a parent stand on the front lines when it comes to raising your teen and take the hardest hits. And you need to know that you aren’t alone. Someone is rooting for you and it’s me. That’s why understanding the role you as parents have in the spiritual training of your teen is so important. It can get a little mixed up at times. I know it’s easier to let someone else argue your point for you, but you need to know that your teen listens to you much more than anyone else. It doesn’t seem like it, I know, but it is true. I want to be your backup, not the other way around. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.” This verse is not a guarantee that your child will “repeat” your faith but it is an assurance that your influence in their lives makes an impression that they can’t forget. It is my goal to cheer you on as you make your mark of influence on the soul of your teenager. Let’s work together to paint such a beautiful picture of Christ that they run to Him with their trust. Have God-confidence in your ability to train them to become Godly adults. After all, He chose you to be their parent!   This week I also wanted to send you a document that has 52 Family Dinner Discussions that you can use: http://goo.gl/MXB8XX Screenshot 2015-05-14 15.28.26 Feel free to forward this email to other parents of teenagers and have them email me if they would like to join our online parenting class. Tim & Mathew   Tim Hamm – Youth Pastor (Jr High) – tim@churchoftherock.ca Mathew Povey – Youth Ministry Intern (High School) – mathew@churchoftherock.ca

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