A harsh reality of the world we live in is that your kids will be bullied, experience pain, get picked last, be made fun of, get dumped by the opposite sex, get fired, lose a friend, fail a test and get grounded.
So my oldest son comes home from church a few years ago and tells me, “Yeah dad, I love Jesus a ton, I just don’t like church very much. I don’t need all the lights, dances, cheesy songs and people trying to make Jesus look cool.”
If you take a stroll through the EpicParent archives, you will see several posts where I encourage parents to give their kids’ permission to disagree with them as well as respectfully confront them. And Mr. Coletrain Spradlin took his dad’s advice and he called me out!