Praying for Public Schools

This past weekend I gave a talk that detailed the importance of parental involvement in their child's education.

I also made the case, whenever possible, to seriously explore private Christian schools as well as homeschooling.

But the headline, whether public school or private school, charter school or homeschool, was clear: be involved.

I stand by that talk.

But I wish I could have taken a few more minutes in what was already a full-length talk (a common regret) to say one more thing:

Pray like a madman for public schools and all the Christians working in them.

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You're caught between a rock and a hard place. There doesn't seem to be a definite answer and you feel everything is on the line. You're stuck... trapped.

As a parent, there are always big decisions to make. Each decision has a thousand potential outcomes and everyone claims to have the answer. You're told spanking is bad, but time-out doesn't work. You're not crazy about public school, but have no other valid options. Your kid claims "everybody else is doing it," and now you feel caught between cultural norms and parenting. Whatever the dilemma, you're constantly in search of the "right" answer.

In this series, Senior Pastor Jim White will explore four big areas where parents get stuck and discuss how they can move forward in the face of life's potential "Parent Traps."


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