Tim Challies posted this a few weeks ago but it is worth reading and resonates with me on so many levels. He says:
"What I came to see is that there are many areas of my life where I am more wholly committed to an end than to the means of achieving that end."
There are so many areas of my life that I find this to be true and probably none greater than in the area of parenting. I am passionately committed to the end results of bringing up our children in a holy home, teaching them God's word and submitting to His authority over their lives. This grows to be an increasing challenge as they get older because the means become so much more difficult. We must be ready and willing to provide them with the means necessary, despite the rising adversity that has and will come our way.
"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." Colossians 2:8