In this episode, we address a question from a listener on helping our kids choose friends. This is an issue we wrestled with as parents. I hope you find this episode beneficial in intentionally parenting your children in this area.
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He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
~ Proverbs 13:20 ~
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn
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Five Thoughts on Friendship
1. Follow Jesus’ model
“We should learn from Jesus that the essential quality in the heart of friendship is not the desire to have friends, but the desire to be a friend.” – J.R. Miller
2. Pray for your kids – to have wisdom in discernment in choosing friends wisely.
3. Talk to your children – about being the influencer in the relationship.
4. Be hospitable – Make your home the place others come to visit.
The righteous should choose his friends carefully,
For the way of the wicked leads them astray.
~ Proverbs 12:26 ~
5. Develop friendships among your children
What additional thoughts do you have on this topic? Share with us in the comments section below!