Safe and Strong

Safe and Strong

“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.” – Psalm 63:7 As leaders, it is our job to keep people safe, but also to help them become strong. This is especially true in parenting. There’s a tension between protection and pain that leads to growth. In an effort to shelter our kids, it’s easy to keep them from trying the things they need to in order to build character. Maybe you have a child who wants to pursue a sport that puts them at physical risk. As the person responsible for their safety and overall development, it’s important that you weigh the cost vs. the benefit and make a decision that will result in them becoming a better person in the long run.  While there are things that are absolutely unsafe which we must protect our children from, we never want to allow our own

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Safe and Strong

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 It is our responsibility as leaders in whatever capacity to keep people safe while also assisting them in becoming stronger. This is particularly true when it comes to parenting and grandparenting. There is a built-in tension in today’s environment between protection and the suffering that leads to growth. It’s easy to keep our children from trying the things they need to in order to develop character strength in the name of protecting them. For example, perhaps your child wishes to participate in a sport or activity that involves some physical danger. As the person in charge of their physical safety as well as their general development, it’s critical that you assess the pros and cons

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Safe and Strong

“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.” – Psalm 63:7 As leaders in any capacity, it is our job to keep people safe, but also to help them become strong. This is especially true in parenting and grandparenting. In today’s world, there’s a built-in tension between protection and the pain that leads to growth. In an effort to shelter our kids, it’s easy to keep them from trying the things they need to in order to build strength of character. For instance, maybe you have a child who wants to pursue a sport or activity that puts them at a certain amount of physical risk. As the person responsible for their physical safety and also for their overall development, it’s important that you weigh the cost vs. the benefit and make a decision that will result in them becoming the better person in the

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