How to Raise Champions

Successful people part 7

Many people are successful in life and accomplish much good with their life because they have been well raised and taught as kids growing up by wise parents. Having really good parents isn’t a guarantee of being a successful adult, but the probability that you will be successful goes up substantially. Success is a result of consistently making  good choices in every area of life. Most of the choices we make are from engrained values that have come from good models and good teaching over years. Most parents who wanted to raise good kids wish they could have a do over when their kids become young adults, they have regrets. With your kids you have to do it right from the beginning to the end, and many don’t know for sure how to do that. Patty and I raised eight kids and they all are successful. When Patty was pregnant with our first we drove into Portland once a week to get counsel and advice on how to raise champions as he put it. He was the father of 12 kids, and they were the most talented, best mannered, most spiritual group of kids from one family I had ever seen. He was a professor at Multnomah Bible College and we had to sit through an evening class he taught on Romans before he would give us 15 minutes each week. Those 15 minutes each week were invaluable for us as young parents who didn’t have a clue. It took us an hour and a half to drive into Portland and then the same home to Trout Lake, Washington! And we had to get up early to milk the cows the next morning, but now 42 years later I would say those were very wise choices for the sake of our kids. I  am going to teach those principles on Wednesday night at JBC from 6:45 to 7:45 pm starting this coming Wednesday. You are all invited to come.

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