Guests: Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton, host David Wheaton’s parents
For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well. —Paul to Timothy (2 Timothy 1:5)
This Mother’s Day weekend, we are going to discuss how grandmothers (and grandfathers) can do the eternally important work of discipling their grandchildren, even amongst the many challenges, such as:
- Family Conflict: The adult children of grandparents may not be walking with the Lord or there may be relational conflict. Or perhaps the son or daughter has married someone who doesn’t want his/her spouse’s parents to influence the kids.
- Distance: Grandchildren may live far away, limiting the time spent together in person to once or twice a year.
- Temporal Focus: Family gatherings may be disjointed and temporal, where this is little or no spiritual emphasis, with grandkids staring at their cell phones or television.
- Busyness: Or perhaps the schedules of grandparents and children are too full of activities, travel, and sports to allow any time together.
This weekend, we will be joined by my parents, Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton, who are in their mid-eighties and the grandparents of seven grandchildren. They will share some of what they have learned about discipling their grandkids. We will also be joined by a LIVE audience of grandfathers.