Sometimes I am overcome by the challenges facing my grandchildren.Even the youngest face temptations. I’ve personally witnessed some of their battles with cheating, lying, disobedience, and disrespect.And my school-age grandchildren? Sometimes, their challenges are enough to break my heart in two and catapult me into (Grand)Mama Bear mode.Honestly, even my youngest elementary school-age grands face identity and image issues, challenges of character, sexual purity temptations, peer pressure, and the many crises of friendship.I know you feel it, too. In addition to the challenges mentioned above, most of our grandchildren are facing issues related to materialism, busyness, family, and divorce. They are being assaulted continually by media and school curriculum that are aligned against Christian values. And some even face the very serious challenges of skepticism, cynicism, homelessness, depression, and suicide.We hurt for them, children with weight heaped upon their shoulders – weight that is much too heavy even for adults to carry.
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