From the LYWB Blog Team: Hey, girls! We’ve been studying Family: How to Love Yours (and Help Them Like You Back) by Jessie Minassian this summer! We simply love this resource—its pages are packed with biblical truth and practical wisdom to help you love the members of your family well. Because loving and serving our families brings glory to God! Even if you don’t have a copy of the book, we hope you’ll keep watching Jessie’s vlogs every week and joining the discussion. PS: Every week, we’re giving away a copy of Family!
In chapter five of Family, we discovered the unexpected joys of “limited freedom” and six tried-and-true tips for earning your parents’ trust.
(Not related to the chapter, but also true: The location for this shoot is called “Aspen Hollow,” and I want to become a tree nymph and live there always.)
So what’s “limited freedom,” and why is it actually intended for our good? Let’s take a look:
Like I mentioned in the vlog, you’ll find my six tips for earning your parents’ trust on pages 90–95 in the book. Here’s a quick peek at the tips to whet your appetite:
- Be smart.
- Be open.
- Be considerate.
- Tell the truth.
- Be respectful.
- Be patient.
And you can also take my “Can I Be Trusted?” quiz on pages 215–217, or you can download it here.
As girls who want to grow to be more like Jesus, let’s add “limited freedom” to our foundation. Let’s be okay with putting aside our rights, wants, and privileges for the sake of obeying God.
As fun as it is to make your own decisions—and you’d best believe it’s a whole barrel of fun!—for the sake of holiness and the good of others, I hope you’ll choose to limit your ability to do, be, love, and buy what you want to. ’Cause that’s where true freedom is found (p. 96).
Join the discussion in the comments below, where we’re answering this application question: Have your parents ever told you that you couldn’t go somewhere you wanted to go and, in the end, their decision kept you from getting hurt?
Chapter 6, “Becoming the Best Big Sister,” is next! I’ll see you again soon for another installment of our Summer Book Club!
Log on to the giveaway widget, and answer the discussion question for a chance to win a copy of our Summer Book Club pick, Family: How to Love Yours (and Help Them Like You Back).
You can also peruse our blog archives to find more wisdom on earning your parents’ trust! Check these out: