Parenting as Cross Cultural Missions
Humorist Will Rogers once said, “I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do now.” Rogers was saying that the world he had grown up in, no longer existed. Like a snowball accelerating and growing on a trip down a steep snow-covered hill, today’s youth culture is changing at breakneck speed. What does that mean for those of us who not only grew up in a different world, but who are now struggling to lead young people into a relationship with Jesus Christ and a lifetime lived in service to God’s Kingdom? It means that no matter who you are – parent, youthworker, pastor, or educator – you are a cross-cultural missionary. Are you taking the time to get to know your kids and their rapidly changing world? Do you read what they read, watch what they watch, and listen to what they listen to? If you are, then you are preparing yourself to be a cross-cultural missionary.