I recently watched a television show where one of the characters was talking to her friend about her daughter. She expressed concerns that the man her daughter was engaged to wasn’t a man of integrity or honesty. “I just want her to be happy,” she said.
That statement, “I just want my child to be happy” seems like a good statement. We nod our head, yes, of course, parents should want their children to be happy. But on further examination, it’s a concerning statement. In the case of the television show, it kept a mother from speaking the truth to her daughter. While that was just a fictional situation, it’s also a ruling standard in the real lives of many parents today.
The Pursuit of Happiness
In our culture, happiness is the highest goal in life. We pursue it at all costs, through relationships, wealth, fame, and success. When it comes to our children, we seek their happiness at all costs as well. We sacrifice our time and money to provide sports and activities, the latest gadgets and toys, the best education, and memorable experiences, all in an effort to provide the happiness we think our children need...to read the rest of this post, visit Revive Our Hearts, my writing home today.