I recently attended a seminar entitled Becoming a Tech-Savvy Parent.
It was enlightening to me as a mom who’s doing her very best to help her kids navigate the often treacherous waters of technology in today’s world.
Yes, there are many dangers lurking on the internet, waiting for the opportunity to prey on our kids.
But interestingly, one subject that arose again and again during the seminar is friendship.
Because when a so-called “friendship” goes bad, the internet is often made a stage where people can expose, shame, and bully each other in very public and very permanent ways.
The truth is, we can all benefit from learning what God has to say about friendship.
Some of us are teaching kids about friendship, whether we’re parents, grandparents, teachers, or children’s ministry workers.
Others of us just need to be reminded for the sake of our own relationships.
(And still others fit into both of those categories.)
I recently shared a bit of the Bible’s perspective on friendship on Intoxicated on Life. Here’s an excerpt:
Whether or not friendships come naturally to our kids, it’s important for us to teach them about healthy, biblical friendships. This means we need to consider with them what God has to say about friends and help them apply it to how they find good friends and how they become a good friend to others.
The wisdom of Proverbs is a great place to start, offering six principles for good friends.
You can find the rest of the post, including the six proverbs (plus a glimpse into my kids’ personalities 😉 ) here, just a click away!