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Last week I had lunch with Greg Gunn. Greg is the founder of Family Vision Ministries and this guy is on the front lines changing families all over the planet!
Greg believes that we should start prepping our kids’ hearts for marriage at a very young age. As we spoke, I was deeply convicted that I need to be more intentional about leading my kiddos in this area of their lives.
So I have decided to take action!
I plan to have 5 young ladies over to the house that I believe would be a “good fit” for my youngest son Tifton. I plan to have them take a personality test, spiritual gift test…yeah, not so much!!
But what I did walk away with from Greg was 3 ideas on how to prep my youngen’s for marriage.
- WHAT MATTERS MOST: I believe that the Bible makes it very clear that Christ followers should marry Christ followers. Check out what 2 Corinthians says… “Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?” 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 I believe that parents should start depositing this truth at a very young age
- MAKE A LIST: You should have your kids study Proverbs 31 as well as the Fruits of the Spirit and have them make a list. Have your kids make a list of the character qualities of who they should be attracted to and who they should not.
- PRAY: Can you imagine what would happen if you taught your kiddos to pray over this person from a very young age? I plan to teach Team Sprad how to pray like this. I also plan to pray this prayer with my kiddos as well as enlist brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and grandparents to pray for my kids future spouse.
We live in a world today where kids date at a young age, they give up the goods in Elementary and they have been exposed to more T & A than you and I ever did.
If you start praying today…there is a good chance you will preserve their purity for tomorrow.
What do you think? Will you start this process with your kids? Would love to hear your comments and feedback.