I was talking to a mother the other day who has a young baby. She was telling me how hard it’s been since the child was born: The late night feedings, lack of sleep, constant care. She said, “Nobody ever told me it would be this hard. How did you get through it?” In all honesty? I don’t know how I got through it, but I look back at those sweet times with my babies and I long to have them back: The moments where I gazed into their eyes during feedings, the sweet coos when they saw me come into their room, their first laugh, those sweet giggles. Parenting is so beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time.
I’m passed the phase of having small children and am entering a very tough stage where I’m beginning to sound like that new mom, “Nobody ever told me it would be this hard. How do I get through it?” I have one pre-teen and one very new teenager (he just turned 13). In a world of bullying, sexting, peer pressure, and moral defiance… I know my children need a strong relationship with both God and us, as their parents. So, we’re embarking on the Passport2Purity.
About the Passport2Purity Getaway:
Your child begins the journey into adolescence in a world of sexting, bullying, online stalking and moral defiance. Innocence is under attack, and you cannot win the battle with a single awkward talk or a strict set of rules. The primary defense for your child is a strong relationship with you and with God.
FamilyLife has developed Passport2Purity® (P2P) to assist you in building heart-to-heart communication with your preteen while laying a foundation of purity that will prepare them for the turbulent years ahead. Through the shared listening experience, object lessons and guided conversations of a P2P weekend getaway, you can set your son or daughter on a journey of moral integrity-and strengthen the bond between you.
Where we are:
We have our Passport2Purity Getaway kit, however, we have not yet started. Summer has been insane with travel for all three of my children, camps, and family together time. I’m so excited, that my daughter and I will finally have the chance to sit down together and go through the study.
My hope is that she will learn I am a safe person to come to with questions and, together, we will call on God to guide us through the worldly issues teens go through in these tough times.
While this is a very intimate subject, my plan is to come back here and tell all of you about our experience with Passport2Purity. If she feels led to write her feelings about it as a pre-teen, she will do the same.
Learn about the traps your preteen will soon face as a teenager and how Passport2Purity will help you to guide your teen through those difficult years. To purchase your own Passport2Purity Getaway set, click here.
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