You can read Part 1 here.
In Part 1, I shared with you the joys of raising our teen girls. I think it's important to talk about the joys of teens because often our culture says that the teen years will be difficult and should be feared. You've heard it before, "Just wait until they're teens!" So encouraging to new parents, right?
If you are parents to little ones, don't be afraid! Pray that God will give you the wisdom to shepherd your children into God-fearing teens, and then adults. If you're parents to teens already, enjoy them. Talk with them and pray for them continually! If you have a teen who has rebelled, pray that God would turn his/her heart around, and trust that He is in control and has a purpose for their lives.
No matter how perfect we may perceive a family to be, we all have the same thing in common. It's called our sin nature. None of us are immune to it, so we can expect some tough spots along the way.
You can find the rest of the article over at The Marathon Mom.
(After reading the full article, if you have any questions pertaining to specific areas, please feel free to contact me, or leave a comment.)