"Diagnosis #5: Parenting"Stuart JonesMany of us are activity focused and experience driven. We are crazy busy and on the go. At the same time we are relationally poor, especially within our own families. Too often we cater and contribute to our kids’ entertainment and education but not so much to their eternity. We must reverse this by becoming relationship focused and driven. Our families need each other. Husbands need their wives; wives need their husbands; and children need their parent’s attention, affection and love. They need time and they need us! In Proverbs 22:6, King Solomon says: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Some of us have mistakenly taken this as a guarantee that if a child is taught the truths of God when they are young, they will return to God even if they stray. As much as we would like that to be true and as much as we may have seen it to be true on occasion, it is sadly not always true. Sometimes children and people drift away so far that they have lost the desire to return. It happens with parents and their children, with other family members and even with spouses. Parents, our role is never ending. There are different seasons of parenting and we will always have a role. We cannot let the crazy busyness of life interfere with our responsibility not only to train up our children in the way they need to go, but to always encourage them to stay on the path that leads to God for their entire life.