I was recently asked by a new mom if I could offer any advice I learned along the way in raising my kids. Without hesitation I said, “Keep a close eye on your child and an even closer eye on their friends!”
Who your teens choose to hang out with will reveal what’s hidden in their hearts. It’s as simple as the saying goes, “Birds of a feather, flock together!”
Over the years I could discern if my daughter, Lexi, was struggling simply by the people she chose to bring into her circle. As her mother, I closely monitored her friendships and at certain times her selections warranted intervention. It was never easy and often met with resistance. Yet in the end, Lexi would personally thank me and agree that severing those ties rescued her from entering a dark pit.
As we traveled down this journey together, I made it a priority to pray for God to send wholesome, solid, loving friendships. Where Lexi would be surrounded by girls who would hold her accountable to faith, integrity and trustworthiness.
As Lexi walks into her senior year, I can say with confidence God has answered my prayers. Lexi is surrounded by wholesome, solid friendships who build her up and hold her accountable! I’m proud of the circle Lexi has placed around herself and it reflects the purity of her heart!