As parents, we all want that, don’t we? But is that reality? If they were happy all the time, how would they learn anything? If “happiness” was our goal, wouldn’t we give our kids everything they need—coddle, constantly protect, intervene at every turn, and get in the way of any conflict coming at our kids? Is that good for them? I’m not suggesting that we do the opposite and push them into situations that will create sadness and anger. But as life happens, walk beside them. Mentoring them through the weeds and pointing them to Scripture can give them the tools they need to seek Christ in all things. If we don’t, they won’t know what to do when “life” hits them right between the eyes. Make sure you read Proverbs 3.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 3