I have observed a strange parenting phenomenon. Many parents are reluctant and even resistant to asking advice about their parenting. While others can see blind spots, the parents themselves remain… blind to them.
Often older parents or pastors are resistant to mention anything for fear of being accused of being a busybody. J.C. Ryle once admitted, “I would rather correct a man about anything than his parenting.”
Recently I received this email from an older leader in another part of the country,
“Over dinner tonight, my wife and I were discussing some of the interactions we have had with parents of young children in our church. Our goal has always been to encourage and try to give biblical counsel. Based on our discussion with each other, […]