But when do we really, actively start interceding on our children's behalves? Do we let them become close friends with the kid down the street who comes from a broken home with mixed up values? Do we let them go on playdates with families who don't share our beliefs? Do we tolerate things even though we might not like the kid or their parents? Do we allow bonding with those less fortunate?
Do we encourage friendships in the hopes of building everyone's character? Or do we discourage them in the fear of our child falling to some place that we don't approve of?
I don't have all the answers. I just pray the best for my children in all that they do. I long for them to exhibit strong Christian morals, accept Jesus as their savior at an early age, develop long lasting true friendships, to fall deeply in love (not to soon), to be passionate about everything they do, & to make a difference in someone's life.