Know That He Knows
If you are the parent of a teenager, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Dr. James Dobson’s book, Parenting Isn’t For Cowards. Think of it as a survival manual for the teen years when you don’t know which end is up. In it, he counsels, “Give a teenager time to find himself, even if he appears not to be searching.” Our confidence is that the Lord does know, even if we and our kids don’t. “O LORD, you examine me and know. You know when I sit down and when I get up; even from far away you understand my motives.” (Psa. 139:1, 2) Pray for patience while the Lord works on us and on our kids.