Here's a good follow-up to my previous post to simplify parenting into 3 main things. George Whitefield once said, “A man ought to look upon himself as obliged to [his family] act in three capacities:
- As a prophet, to instruct:
- As a priest, to pray for and with;
- As a king, to govern, direct, and provide for them.
How are you doing in these 3 areas? Which area needs the greatest attention? In my experience, I tend to place more value on being a prophet and king and less on being a priest for my children.
(HT: Jonathan Dodson)