"I wonder if we trust Jesus to be enough." Beth Woosley. Ask. Seek. Knock. Breathe. @rachelheldevans https://t.co/i3yVJVRmEo
If I am a parent who follows Christ and is honest about all of my not knowings, though, about still being in process, about being an asker and a seeker and a knocker, then I have to change my Christian parenting paradigm. I have to say to my children, instead, “I know only some of God’s heart, but I’m willing to share what I have ” and then humbly leave that piece sitting on the counter for them to accept or reject. But if I do that – if I tell that truth to my children – what will happen to their faith? The truth, it turns out, can be an extraordinarily painful thing to tell. When I’m truthful, I find myself wading through my doubts, flashing my insecurities in public, and flipping through my dog-eared and coffee-stained questions like they’re well-worn copies of my favorite books. If I say to my kids, “I don’t know; I’m a seeker just like you,” have I fallen down on the ...