Tuesday, October 25, 2011
"Of course, we all care a lot about what our children do with what we offer them. I care about it a lot in my own family. But I realize I can't control what my children do with what I offer them BUT I can pay a lot of attention to what I consciously try to offer them."
After getting all the way through it, I realized that's not what he's saying at all. MacArthur comes out and specifically states that what he gives his family is as much of his "love, teaching, sharing, concern, help, guidance and attention" as he can. These things I can accept.
Bottom line: I CANNOT control my children. The more I try, the more frustrated I become and the more resentment we feel toward each other. It's just a fact that the freedom to choose is an eternal principle. It's one of the reasons we exist here. When and if we try to revoke this privilege from someone else, we are breaking a God-given right.