Karen is passionate about raising teens. As a youth pastor’s wife for a decade and now a parent of three ages 14-20…she’s done it herself a few times! Here in this column, On Priorities, Karen will share tips and advice for balancing priorities in the busy world of raising teens. Most households are so busy–work, sports, school, church commitments, etc, etc. The list never seems to end. But these teenagers who have been entrusted to you by God will only be at this stage in their lives one time. Sadly, that means we, as parents, get one shot to do it right.
Thankfully, we don’t have to do it alone. With the Word of God, the counsel of the wise who have gone before us, and the approachable throne of God, we can power through these years with our sights set on what’s most important.
These years can be a treasured gift if embraced for the season God intended them to be. Enjoy your teenagers!