Dwell's next Parenting Meeting is Wednesday, October 13th, and features Chris Risley teaching on "How to Raise an Adult." The meeting is 9:30 am in the Main Campus Café, with limited childcare. Chris answers a few questions about the topic:
What will you be covering?
Secular books like How to Raise an Adult and The Coddling of the American Mind are sounding the alarm that college-aged adults are not actually functional adults. They can't seem to live their lives without constant support and protection from parents and other authority figures. Christians are not immune from cultural trends. I want to present some of the findings from these books, and then explore God's wisdom on how we can deliver our own kids as mature workers.
Why did you pick this topic?
It's something I have always tried to keep at the forefront of my mind as a parent, and it's becoming increasingly urgent as my own kids approach high school. They will need to start finding their own way forward, so I want to ensure I am providing all the equipping I can while I still have time.
Can you offer a quick bit of advice for parents on this?
Keeping the end in mind is so important. It's easy to lose track of it in the midst of all the day-to-day joys and challenges of parenting. God will keep us on track through prayer though. He's more committed to our kids than we are.
Is there anything else you want to add?
Thank God for His grace! I'm so grateful that He is the perfect parent so that I don't have to be! And thank God for fellowship so that we can all figure this out together.