Family Life: Good News Or Bad News?

(This post was written by Chuck Carringer, Pastor of Family Ministries)

As parents, we are in position to have the greatest influence on our children. Whether that is good news or bad news for our kids depends on us. Lately, I have been reading I & II Kings in the Bible. So often, a new king is described as Josiah was in II Kings 22:2 “He did right in the sight of the Lord and walked in all the way of his father David.” Another, less promising example of a king following his father’s example is Amon as described in II Kings 21:20 “He did evil in the sight of the Lord as Manasseh his father had done.”

Just as kings Josiah & Amon, it has been my experience that most people reflect at least some of the actions, behaviors, and often the values of their parents. One of our family values at Faith Promise Church is to “Make it Personal.” The “it” refers to our faith and relationship with the Lord. My commitment to grow in my faith and make my relationship with God the priority of my life will impact my children.

Our kids are smart and are watching our example. As they grow older, they want to see alignment in what we say and what we do. The reality is, just like the king’s kids, our children are greatly influenced for good or for bad by their parents.

Does your example put your kids on the right path?