Your kids want guidelines for their lives that are reliably enforced.You are the one who creates a safe environment for them. Kevin Leman writes: “The permissive parent essentially says, ‘Oh, do your own thing.Whatever you want is OK.’ My years of counseling parents and children have shown me that in a permissive environment, kids rebel.If you have hung around the church for very long, you have probably heard that God wants people to reserve sex for marriage.If you haven’t and that is news to you, then we can understand the shock you might be feeling.
We sort out ex-lovers—do we know about them, talk about them, stay friends with them on Facebook?
Setting boundaries is an important piece of parenting.
It doesn’t mean they won’t push your boundaries, they will.
You fall in love with a person and think about making a real, committed relationship with him or her.
Naturally, that is going to mean some sacrifice down the road.
Do you keep agreeing to do things that you really don't want to do?