Godly Parenting - John Burns
1. God created them sexual
They need to learn it from their parents. We need to prepare them.
As parents you need to open the door and keep it open. Make them feel comfortable.
Parenting needs to be proactive.
2. Befriend their friends = powerful influence in their development
3. Take responsibility for their environment
You can not control them but you can control their environment.
Give them responsibility and give them more. They will become mature.
4. Be their coach not their policeman!
Understanding precedes influence.
Coach: look at their potential and help them to grow up.
Policeman: only look at the negative.
You should see them beyond what they can see.
Coach: have been there, so you could help them, give them suggestion and understand them.
Parents you need to understand your children. It’s a process and work!
5. Help them discover and fuel their dreams
Best protection against negative temptations.
The greatest defense is offense.
6. Discipline them not punish them
Discpline: looks forward with positive expectations.
7. Separate behavior from person
Never judge/identity them based on their behavior.
Don’t tell bad things about them.
8. Build your friendship today for protection tomorrow
Keep the door open!
The best part of your life is when you do it with your loved one.
I never thought I would ever fall this hard for a guy. I used to date guys then focus on their flaws so much that it caused me to just ignore them.
I knew from the beginning that my relationship with my first boyfriend wasnt going to last long. I mean I liked him, but he was going to penn state main the following semester. And aftee the first month and a half he just bothered/bored me so much. I think I only dated him just because I was tired of not being in a relationship. I know sounds horrible, but a few months later I started hanging out with john.
I got really close to John. He became one of my best friends, and after a while I had a crush on him. There was one problem though. He had a girlfriend. As much as I wanted to be with him I didnt let it show. He confessed to me that he liked me and I just gave him a whole bunch of excuses instead of telling him how I really felt. After months of just being friends, he finally broke up with her. It was probably wrong of me to start flirting witg him as quick as I did, but I had really strong feelings for him. I waited so long for that moment. We became official about 2 weeks later, and honestly I felt horrible because I knew and talked to his ex whenever she was around. I didnt want her thinking that something was going on between us while they were still together since it all happened so fast. And what made me feel worst was that he told me he loved me the same day we got together. I didnt really respond to it. I felt it was too soon, but a few days later I found myself wanting to say it. I kept holding back until I couldn’t anyone. When the words finally came out, I realized how much I meant it. I really did love this guy that was holding me in his arms and wouldn’t let go. I loved him for a while, I just didnt want to admit it to myself.
Our relationship hasn’t been the easiest. Actually, its been really hard. We almost broke up a couple of times. The last break up was the hardest, but we finally public after a couple if month from hiding it and I am so happy. I cant imagine my life without this guy.