Train Up A Child

In the small town where I grew up, “turning out” was a big deal. A person turned out right when they got a steady job, got married, had a family, and stayed in the same church in which they were raised. It was the formula hovering over each parent, judging their success or failure. Nothing fueled gossip or categorized social strata as much as how offspring turned out.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it,” (Proverbs 22:6; NASB).

On four Sundays, my husband and I dedicated four different children. I remember each occasion. I also remember feeling…

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