10 Things to Say to Your Adult Children

10 Things to Say to Your Adult Children

We yearn to have children and commit to parenting them to become more than just good kids. We invest our time to help them become contributing adults who love their Lord Jesus and others.

So what do our millennial (or even older!) children need to hear?

Does it really matter?

Will it make a difference?

Yes, our words matter to them. Start with a powerful truth…

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Here are 10 things to say to your adult children:

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1. You matter.

We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you. 1 Thessalonians 1:4

Remind them they are chosen and loved by God. God sings over them, Zephaniah 3:17, has plans for them, will listen to them and be found by them when they pray. Jeremiah 29:11-13. See Psalms 20:4; 40:5; 119:26; 138:8; Proverbs 16:3.

“You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world.” Andy Andrews

The concept of making a difference is understandable – yet do our children need to hear us tell them they can change the world? Yes. They matter, their life matters, what they do matters – to God, to you, and for all time.

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