There is no parental manual that anyone could ever make up that can teach you how to be the “best parent” in every situation. The best manual that a parent could ever follow and ingrain in their children is the Bible. All of the principles and values that God has laid out in the Bible can and will be profitable in the long run of their children’s life no matter if they go their “own way.”
In Proverbs 22:6 in the New Living Translation the Bible says, “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” So whether they grow and for them Christianity is just a religion and not a relationship; there is no need to stress and worry because of the seeds that have been planted from training. God has called the parents to be spiritual guiders and leaders for the children to steer them and show them what is right and what is wrong according to God’s will and calling for their lives.
The important thing that your daughter needs to know is that she is not valuing the fact that God bought her with a high price (1 Cor. 6:20) and so God wants her to honor her body by keeping her body pure and holy for any kind of sexual sin (1 Cor. 6:18). Homosexuality would be considered a sexual sin (1 Cor. 6:9) that God says anyone who practices that lifestyle will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. She needs to know that God has made her specifically for a purpose and eventually if she wants a relationship He will give her a godly man to help her relationship with God.
As her parents, do not feel like you have failed. It is critical that you tell her that you guys love her and that God loves her, but love means that you help people out of their situation and not enable them. Just as God did for us by offering us salvation. Stay encouraged while encouraging her that she is fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14).
Published on Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 8:10 PM CDT