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Responsible youths in a broken home

IN THE past columns I have tried by all means to show the importance of parent-child relationship. This relationship in some of the homes has been affected due to lack of commitment to one another. Broken homes and its effects may not be mended in a day but, if at all they are mended. Regardless of the brokenness of a home being a responsible and dignified, youth must remain a priority. The question is, how can a youth remain responsible in a broken home?
Hebrews 12:1-2 says, “… Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked our for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Life throws at us so many things that come in various form, therefore take it that a broken home is one of the things that you meet in life. I see two things that stand out in the quotation above that would help us maintain our dignified and responsible life.
1. Focused life: The quotation points us to Jesus who focused on the joy set before him and managed to face various challenges on the way to realizing it. If responsible and dignified life is your desire then focus on it and overcome setback of broken home you meet on the way. You can choose to make a positive difference from the people around.
2. Setting right models: Models stimulate, influence and motivate towards attainment of the desired honour.
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