“When it comes to parenting, you have often heard me say that our parental responsibility does not consist in getting young people to grit their teeth and conform to the standard. The task before us is to bring up our children in such a way as to love the standard. This is not possible to do with externally driven rules. It is a function of loyalty, and loyalty is based on love and relationship. We should consider what this looks like.”
Yes indeed we should. This message reaches far beyond parenting. Listen to it; you won’t be sorry. But if you,’ like me, have made an idol out of your standards you may need a box of kleenex for the funeral.