Going through Andy Stanley’s “Guardrails” series in our class. AL has attended this with us. It has been an incredible blessing for her to gain some insight on just some of the things that her parents have spoken over her for years.
Here is a small snippet of what she posted on her fb page today.
From AL: “Andy Stanley’s “Guardrails”…. why don’t more teens listen to this? A lot of it is stuff my parents have raised me to believe and follow through with our actions.
Some of it is over relationships, marriage, purity, and family and creating guardrails for them.
Definition of a guardrail: a system to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas.
Guardrails we create: a standard of personal behavior that becomes a matter of conscience.
Conviction is standing up for what God says is right, even when others don’t. It requires determination ahead of testing.
Every desire requires guardrails. And as much as I hate to say it, those protective rules my parents have set up for us have really helped me. As far as courting, modesty, movies, friendships go, people give me grief for it. But we’re supposed to be different as Christians. We’re supposed to not only “talk the talk” but also “walk the walk”.
Well that’s my rant…”
There is nothing better than to see these little moments in your kids lives where they finally get it.
My Heart is Full,