Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
What’s incredible about friends is that you get to choose them. If you like someone, be their friend. If you don’t get along with someone, set them free and move along. If things change, you have a falling out, or one of your friends starts dating your ex – no big deal, just drop them out of your friend’s list. Remove them from your group message. Unfollow them on Instagram (just kidding, keep following them so you can still stalk them so hard). Honestly, many of your friends will come and go over the course of your teenage years.
But FAMILIES, on the other hand … you don’t get a choice.
You’re stuck with your family. You’re stuck with your parents.
Wednesday is our Parent Open House, and guess what?! We are going to talk about how our parents and parental figures are a crucial part of our Squad!
We will look at how parents have laid down their lives for their student, and we will be honest about how students can do the same for their parents.
Parents are the number one factor in determining whether or not a young person will remain active in their faith after high school graduation. That’s why it is crucial that your whole family make God a priority, and find a way to get involved in faith.
Learning Goal: Becoming a better squad member’s with our parents and other family members
The 10 Commandments say to “honor your father and mother,” (Exodus 20:12) what does the word honor mean in this sentence? What is the difference between ‘honor’ and ‘obey?’
What is one thing you wished you parent understood about being a teenager in your household?
What is one thing you can do to bring peace to your family’s squad this week?