THE UPBRINGING OF CHILDREN
So often, we as parents second guess ourselves, especially when it comes to raising our children, if something is not absolutely perfect, we find fault within us. This absolutely happens with parents of same-sex attracted children. We always look to our actions as a mitigating factor in their lifestyle choice.
As it happens, children are not born with an instruction manual. And, let’s face it, our parents tend to glamourize child rearing, choosing to remember only the good times., and just wanting to love the grandchild in the moment.
Yet we give it our best. And sometimes it is good to ponder the wisdom of the saints who tend to see things more clearly . We can’t or don’t because we are too close and not objective, So with that in mind, please consider the thoughts below by St. Porfyrios:
Saint Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) the Kapsokalyvite was an Athonite hieromonk known for his gifts of spiritual discernment, a type of clairvoyance which he sometimes called “spiritual television.”