From the Blogosphere: Don’t Provoke Your Teens
tap tap tap…is this thing on?
I realize that we haven’t posted anything for a while here on the blog, so this is an attempted reentry. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t post anything unless I add a lot of commentary to it or make it original. That formula produces not-so-much in the way of posting. So I’m going to try to get in the habit of just reposting stuff that I like or stuff that makes me think, or even stuff I don’t like. And I’ll try to do original stuff, occasionally.
This, below is “stuff I like”, but also “stuff I don’t like” because I think I can tend towards being guilty of what Piper/Lewis are describing.
From John Piper on DesiringGod.org, where he quotes from CS Lewis:
Example of things that parents do to provoke their kids:
“Dogmatic assertions on matters which the children understand and their elders don’t, ruthless interruptions, flat contradictions, ridicule of things the young take seriously..”
Read it here.