Reflections of a parent

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  • I gave you life, but cannot live it for you.
  • I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn.
  • I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you.
  • I can allow you freedom, but I cannot account for it.
  • I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe.
  • I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot always decide for you.
  • I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I cannot make you beautiful inside.
  • I can offer you advice, but I cannot accept it for you.
  • I can give you love, but I cannot force it upon you.
  • I can teach you to share, but I cannot make you unselfish.
  • I can teach you respect, but I cannot force you to show honor.
  • I can advise you about friends, but cannot choose them for you.
  • I can advise you about sex, but I cannot keep you pure.
  • I can tell you the facts of life, but I can't build your reputation.
  • I can tell you about drugs and alcohol, but I can't say "no" for you.
  • I can tell you about lofty goals, but I can't achieve them for you.
  • I can teach you about kindness, but I can't force you to be gracious.
  • I can warn you about sins, but I cannot make you moral.
  • I can love you as a child, but I cannot place you in God's family.
  • I can pray for you, but I cannot make you walk with God.

Type
  • Story
  • Quote
Topic
  • Life
  • Love
  • Parenting
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