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Child Support

posted Jul 12, 2016, 3:35 PM by Beautiful Zion

Child support means parents are actively involved in every aspect of their children’s life from birth to the grave.  Child support does not stop at the age eighteen, for parenting just moved to another level of support.  Today when the words child support is mentioned, the only thing that comes to mind is financial support.  Currently there is over one hundred billion dollars of unpaid child support in America.  I understand it takes money to raise children, but what about their spiritual, physical, and mental well-being? How much have we invested in these areas?

We are losing too many of our children to the streets from a lack of effective parenting.  Our children do not need another mother or father figure in their life, they need their parents.  A figure is a shape or outline that shows up every now and then such as birthdays and holidays providing they remember.  Parents are there during the good and bad times, sickness and health, parents are there to encourage, and discipline. Parents are “to train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart.” Parents are to support their children’s dreams and guide their vision; you have to provide child support.

The X-box, play station, television, and a happy meal are not child support.  When was the last time you attended a parent teacher conference? When was the last time you supported their extracurricular actives? When was the last time you had a conversation with your kids?  Do you know their teachers name? Who is their best friend?  What is their favorite color?  When was the last time you took time to pray with your children?  Does the family attend church together? Let’s talk about child support!

We don’t serve a dead beat God, and we shouldn’t be dead beat parents. So support your children in every aspect of their life, they will thank you later.