Mom and dad, listen to me carefully. There’s a great old saying that goes like this: “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” When you’re not ready for something, you’re not going to succeed at it. In raising your children, you know that your kids aren’t looking ahead, planning, and preparing for themselves – YOU are the one preparing. And next thing you know, they’re going off to college, and you’re the one shopping online. You’re the one making sure that they have that tea set or that picture on the wall to remember their family by. You’re the one making sure they have the right bedding. YOU are preparing the way before them. And it’s up to you to prepare, to plan ahead, to make sure they keep their faith in college. You’ve got to be intentional about this.
Most people who stop practicing their faith stop during their four years in college. You’re not sending them off to succeed in a million different ways just so they can lose their souls in the process. Or so that they can fall into drugs or alcohol. Or so they could fall into the wrong crowd of friends. Or so they could start using their bodies, or getting used, or Lord knows what. But if you’re not preparing them intentionally, specifically, to keep the faith and virtue you raised with them at home, in the new setting at college, you should prepare to fail.
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Mom and dad, let’s get intentional. You can do this!