Jan 15 by Mark Gregston.

Seeing Progress

Deep down, most moms and dads want just two things:  perfect kids and peace in the home.

I’m guessing those are on your list, too … perfection and peace.  But, anyone who has teens knows the fallacy behind those goals.  And when chaos reigns in the home … and our kids keep making goofy mistakes, what are we supposed to do?

Well, my suggestion is this.  Change your perspective.  Instead of aiming for perfection and peace … simply look for signs of progress.  Have you strengthened your relationships since this time last year?  Are you talking less and listening more?   And are you personally growing as a parent?

God doesn’t demand perfection.  But He does call us to grow!


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