As parents, we have lots of decisions and choices to make. This is an easy one. Purpose to make your home a place where your teenager and his or her friends feel welcome and not a burden. We have a great opportunity to positively impact their friends and show them God’s love. Some of their friends may not find love and acceptance when they get home. Make sure they find it in your home.
Don’t just talk about loving others… Do it! Stock on the snacks and make room for their friends. The potential for greater influence in your teenager’s and friends’ lives is tremendous. Let’s not waste it!
“Little children, let us stop just saying we love people’ let us really love them, and show it by our actions.”
1 John 3:18 (TLB)
P.S. The blog titles and main ideas come from Walt Mueller’s book “99 Thoughts for Parents of Teenagers”. I personalize and modify the message, and also add Scripture.
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