Speak More to God About Your Children

Speak more to God about your children than to your children about God…The soul of the teenager is in a state of an explosion of freedom. This is why it is hard for them to accept counsel. Rather than counseling them continuously and reproaching them again and again, leave the situation to Christ, to the Panagia, and to the Saints, asking that they bring them to reason.

 

(Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos, +1989)

 

From the book Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: The Lives & Counsels of Contemporary Elders of Greece by Herman A. Middleton