There is a profound need for encouragement in the body of Christ. Programs don’t usually work to create a community of encouragement. Encouragers affirm courage and perseverance, and call forth potential.
Larry Crabb’s father reflects on spiritual insights he has received during his lifetime.
Spiritual Transformation seen through the life & teachings of Paul
Teen rebellion surfaces a demand in the parent’s heart for the kid to be god for them–to affirm the parent’s value and identity. This will put pressure on the kid, and can cause rebellion.
Trying harder isn’t freedom – pressure never leads to growth, it always leads to failure.