In order for a relationship to grow, there must be quality time spent with the person(s) with whom you are in relationship. On a regular basis, you should engage in both serious and lighthearted conversations, go on dates, and have fun together. Those things seem easier when they refer to romantic relationships. They become more complicated when they apply to your relationship with your teenager.
By Romel Gibson
Recently, I attended the funeral of a man who was a father figure to countless individuals. This man, Mr. Smith, was a retired band director, a devoted husband and father, and an intellectual. During one of his tributes, he was described as “walking wisdom.” Everyone who knew him testified of how they would learn something every time they indulged him in conversation. Out of all of the individuals who spoke highly of him, it was the testimonies of his children and grandchildren that inspired me the most.