Oct
20
2010

Love Is Making a Comeback

Holding our grandson, Forrest.

As parents, what target should we not miss? When the children are grown up and gone, we’ll likely be told of all the things we failed at, but if there were one thing we should we NOT fail, what would that be? Here are a few possible answers:

  • Education: That the child should be prepared for getting the best education possible.
  • Opportunity: That the parent provide all the opportunities possible for the child.
  • Wealth: That the child never knows what it’s like to be hungry, to be pressured with poverty.

These may be noble answers (though we’d push back on the third one a bit), the target we should not miss is simply this: love. Love is Jesus’ answer to he who asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” Simple question, the same question we ask ourselves as parents, “What is the target we shouldn’t miss in life?” The answer is love.

Call us dreamers, but we believe love is making a comeback in families.

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Heather

    Very true! Unconditional love is what every child(young or old) craves! I tried to portray this in my recent blog: http://www.apurposefullife.blogspot.com

  • Amy

    Beautiful!

  • http://leblogecreme.blogspot.com Mongoose

    Unfortunately, “love” is very often full of pathologies. I stay away from that word. What I think is most important is to provide children with a true and stable reflection of themselves, and to let them be who they are.

    • http://www.jeubfamily.com Chris & Wendy

      I love “love” too much to stay away from the word. Do you really think it is a loaded term?

  • deb

    I have an issue with the title of your article. In the title you stated that you are bringing love back. That would indicate that there was a period in which most parents did not love their children. So, I have to ask, during what period did most parents not love their kids?

    You even state in the last sentence that you believe that love is making a comeback. When did it ever go away? Most parents have always loved their kids.

    • http://www.jeubfamily.com Chris & Wendy

      Okay, point taken. “Absence” of love isn’t what I mean. Placing love below other virtues is common in families, something I’d argue is the birthplace of dysfunction. You can argue that every parent loves his/her child, no matter how dysfunctional.

  • janet honn

    Unconditional Love every child should know they are loved and celebrated for who they are and the special gifts that God created them with.They should know that you love and support them for the treasure that they are.

  • Samantha

    Is this a new grandchild?? If so, congrats to Grandma and Grandpa and the parents alike!

    Love is the most important thing in any relationship that is for sure. Not some ‘feeling’, but TRUE love, as per I Corinthians 13.

    Love Samantha

  • http://www.jeubfamily.com Chris & Wendy

    Samantha, yes, this is a new grandchild. He’s adorable!

  • Victoria

    Precious little grandson! Who had a baby?