Thank you, Mother, for making me practice.
Thank you, Mother, for teaching me to like vegetables.
Thank you, Mom, for telling me “no!” when I was a teenager.
Thank you for teaching me to do laundry.
Thanks, Mom, for not letting me hang out with __________.
Thanks for never letting me talk back to you.
Parenting takes years of intense, disciplined work. Are you willing to invest whatever it takes to see God’s kingdom formed in your child?
Never settle for being your child’s friend when he needs you to be his parent. When a tough stand for God, a tough no to rebellion and sin, or tough training needs to occur…remember, they’ll thank you later.