If you have teenagers, will you please, please join me at the church blog this morning? I’ve provided the link to the Monday post below, but here’s a heads-up snippet of what’s happening…
We have a triple amazing guest writer in the Living Room today. Wendy Scott is one of the funniest, most awesome people that I know. Here’s a quick snapshot of her background:
Wendy is married to a high school basketball coach; has three amazing kids; and she writes bible studies. (Seriously, you guys, I have a significant bias towards anyone who loves basketball AND writes bible studies.) Plus, she loves coffee and is a self-proclaimed sarcasm expert. I could not love her more.
More than any of those “Favorite Reasons to Like Wendy A Lot”, Wendy challenges me regularly to live into deeper faith…to live as a mother, wife, and writer who doesn’t fit the world’s pattern. But she doesn’t just talk about what faith people should do…she’s the type of person that does it.
By: Wendy Scott
Dear Teenage Daughter,
Now that the initial sting is passed and the tears have dried, I’m hoping to better explain why I made you cry.
Sweetheart, right now your world is expanding at a rate that is intoxicating. New freedoms are constantly being made available to you to the point that you no longer expect to be told “No.” So today when I told you no, there was a shock of reality that caused great disappointment.
Though you might not believe it now, the goal of my life isn’t to make yours miserable. And while I don’t enjoy making you cry, I’m also not afraid to, either—especially when I’m confident that I’m protecting you from harm.
I know all of your friends are going to see that movie. I’m also aware that, technically, you’re old enough to be admitted. But being able doesn’t mean you should.
…and I’ll see you tomorrow for the next post in our Identity Project, right? (I can’t wait!)
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