Christian advice on dating with children
Things are moving very quickly with quitting jobs and talk of a coming marriage. “I want my dad to be happy and fulfilled and not lonely, but I feel like I am losing my family unit as I knew it all over again and losing my dad to this woman.And then I’m hearing horror stories of parents who remarry late in life creating financial, legal and emotional havoc for everyone. ” This is not an isolated incident that only few adult children encounter.For most of these long-lasting marriages, when one spouse dies, the loss is tragic, not only for the widowed, but also for the family left behind.Many times, the children are grown and have children of their own. The loss is large and if the widowed spouse moves on before the rest of the family feels they are ready, problems can arise.This article explores how to talk with your children about people with disabilities. This article will give you some tips on how to address those questions. Do your kids get upset when they don’t get the recognition they feel they deserve?Here’s a family devotional guide on the Book of Esther that addresses this very issue (includes resources for younger kids).
I think all Christians would agree that God's ideal for marriage is "one man and one woman, living together in marriage until parted by death." We see this emphasized by our Lord in Matthew 19:3-12.
Still, the Bible is not silent on how parents and adult children relate to one another.
Proverbs 22:6 says, "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." When your children are young, you have a lot of control over their lives and choices.
However, Scripture promises that if you've trained them in the way they should go when they are young, you can have confidence that they will continue to follow the right path when they are older.
That doesn't mean they'll never veer from the paths you'd like them to take, but it does mean that what you taught them as children will remain with them.