All of us want to raise good kids, and we want to be good parents. But, what exactly do we mean by “good?” And, is “being good” really the point? Mother-daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson contend that every way we try to make our kids “good” is simply an extension of Old Testament Law ― a set of standards that is not only unable to save our children but also powerless to change them.
We must tell our kids of the grace-giving God who freely adopts rebels and transforms them into loving sons and daughters. If this is not the message your children hear, if you are just telling them to “be good,” then the gospel needs to transform your parenting, too.
Steve Corts is a fourth generation pastor, born and raised in Winston-Salem. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a Masters in Divinity and completed a Ph.D. in Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.Learn More