The Goal of Parenting

"The goal of parenting is to work yourself out of a job. The goal of parenting is to send young adults out into the world who are prepared to live as God's children and as salt and light in a corrupt and broken world."
Paul Tripp, in Age of Opportunity

Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens, Second Edition (Resources for Changing Lives)Based on Colossians 1:9-14, Tripp gives six characteristics of what we should make as lifelong goals for our children.
  1. Sensitivity to God's revealed will
  2. Functional godliness
  3. Progressive spiritual growth
  4. Perseverance
  5. An appreciation of God's grace
  6. Kingdom awareness

"Successful parenting means that we admit that we, as parents, are still children in need of our Father's help."

I sure am.

What goals do you have for your children?

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  1. Please remind me of this about 7-8 times a day.