This past Sunday night, I got the chance to go on a special two-day trip with our middle daughter, Caroline. It was such an awesome time to get away together and talk and have fun. If you haven't ever spent time with your children one-on-one, I strongly encourage you to do it! Time goes by so quickly, and before you know it, your kids grow up and begin lives of their own. As parents, we have the awesome privilege and responsibility to teach and train our children.While we were away, we did a program called Passport to Purity, which is a weekend experience that allows parents the opportunity to talk with their children about topics like dating and relationships. There are teachings by Dennis and Barbara Rainy on CD's with a place to take fill-in-the-blank notes. There are questions you ask your child and questions they ask you. (Scary – just kidding) Then there are activities you do together to drive the point home.
The Bible teaches that, as parents, it is our responsibility to teach our kids Biblical perspectives on everything especially relationships, dating, sex, marriage, etc. It is not the schools responsibility or even the church's – it is our responsibility and privilege to teach and train up our kids. This was my second and last time to do the Passport to Purity weekend, but it will not be my last get-away with my daughters one-on-one. I want to be somebody they can come and talk to and I want to be the one teaching them how to be a godly woman. I want to teach them, and to do that there has to be a relationship and time invested in them. Time away together is a great way to start!Gloria and Caroline, I love you both and am so proud of the Godly girls you are!Martha