Parenting in the real world is hard. I often felt ill-equipped, and honestly, frustrated with myself. There were times I hurt my daughter. I said and did things I wished I hadn’t, and she did the same. If you have a strained mother-daughter relationship, here are 8 steps you can take toward healing.
Being aware of how sexuality has been influenced by porn and how that can create a feeling of deep shame within children and young people can be paramount. Breaking the stigma and allowing our children to feel safe to have those seemingly uncomfortable conversations is one step towards prevention.
And although many Christian parents place an emphasis on the importance of children honoring their parents, the Bible also places a demand on parents to be conscious of how they interact with their children. Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath; instead, bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Jesus’ words of wisdom in Matthew 6:33-34 serve as a good lifeboat for parents everywhere. We do worry! In our increasingly dangerous world, children are at risk every time they look at a screen and step outside. Yet, Jesus says, “Do not worry.” These ten prayers encourage parents to transfer worry to faith in our Heavenly Father, trusting He cares for our daughters.