The Single Parent | Part 2

The Single Parent | Part 2

Mar 21

Working On The Right Relationships

It is very easy for all of us to incorrectly define success.  We focus too much on having the big house or nice car.  In parenting we focus on our children being popular, getting the best grades, or being the best at sports.  For the single parent this may be an even greater challenge.  It may be a temptation to prove to others, or even yourself, that you are “ok” by attempting to live up to these standards of success.  That you are successful through your possessions or your parenting is successful because your children are the best in their area of talent.

The problem is that isn’t a good measure of success.  The Bible places its highest priorities on relationships.  Jesus tells us that all the commands can be summed up with “loving the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and strength. And loving your neighbor as yourself.”  That is the yardstick with which we measure success.  Take the time to process through how you are measuring success in your life and parenting.  Make sure that you are making the relationships in your life the priority!
Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on this topic.