Become the Person You Want Your Children to Be - Raising a well-adjusted adult starts with you

"And you must think constantly about these commandments I am giving you today. You must teach them to your children and talk about them when you are at home or out for a walk; at bedtime and the first thing in the morning." - Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (TLB)


*Friends, please understand that I am not writing this post to accuse anyone. Rather, to challenge ideas.


There is no doubt about it - parents want the best for their children. They want their children to grow up well-adjusted, happy, healthy, and successful. What good parent doesn't?

I am a childless woman myself. In fact, there is a likelihood that I am unable to have any children at all. I don't often talk about this - mainly because I get a lot of sympathy, or people telling me "I'm still so young." The fact of the matter is, I am coming up on thirty faster than I want to be. My husband and I have been married for nearly six years. Not once in those six years of marriage have we done any kind of birth control of any sort. Yet, we are still without a baby.


But Friends, I am truly okay with this fact. Honestly. I am very happy with the blessings I have been given from God - which are many. Children just don't happen to be in God's plan for us yet (or, possibly ever.) And I am okay with that.


Nonetheless, I am finding that as I get older, more and more adult Christians are shying away from content, people, podcasts, and articles that don't talk about children. And I totally understand why. Christian couples want content that talks about children, since most couples my age either already have children, want children, or are at least thinking about wanting children. These couples desire topics that help them through certain issues involving kids. They want subject matter that encourages them to continue raising well-adjusted children, which is completely understandable!


The fact is, I have never felt called to work on ministries that involve children, and I am not ashamed of this fact. Though I very much believe that children's ministry is extremely important, God hasn't personally laid it on my heart. Rather, he has laid adults on my heart who are struggling in their Christian walks, their faith, or their marriages.


I truly want to be a light to adults who are struggling in their faith-walks. But I have recently been feeling like there is no place for me as I continue in this ministry. Especially when I see so many popular blogs, ministries, podcasts, and programs geared towards children and Mamas. Christian content geared only towards adult faith is some of the most unpopular stuff out there.