Do you like to play offense or defense?
Most of us would say we like to be on the offense (come to any pick up basketball game!).
Now what about parenting: Offense or Defense?
Here is what I mean:
Defensive Parenting says . . .
My child is good so I just need to monitor their behavior or protect them so they will not turn bad.
Offensive Parenting says . . .
My child is a sinner and needs the Gospel seed planted in every area of their life therefore I am always looking for opportunities to point them to Jesus.
Since my theology should drive my parenting, I must choose to go on the offense with my kids.
Adopted from a talk I heard from Eric Gieger (co-author of “Simple Church”)