Foundational Truths and Wisdom Every Parent Should Pass Down to Their Children

Raising kids with a moral compass isn’t easy in a world where images that glorify immoral acts dominate television and social media. Where can parents turn for wisdom and practical advice from someone who’s been there?

“We live in a cultural moment … the need for our children to have moral guidance from someone who is trustworthy, is going to give them ‘whys’ moral guidance, godly moral guidance — it’s more important than ever,” said pastor Andy McQuitty in a recent interview.

Thirty years ago, McQuitty started writing down parental words of wisdom in five separate journals — one for each of his five children. He ruminated on topics such as relationships, faith, discipline, work ethic and even politicsas he mentally worked his way through universal challenges and concerns that all parents face.

Today, these journals have been adapted and compiled into a singular narrative that aims to serve as a devotional guide for parents hoping to raise Christian-minded children in today’s complex world.

“It was written as a very personal love letter/journal from a father to his children, with their best life walking with Christ later in mind,” McQuitty said.

Your Best Life Later highlights practical methods that every parent intent on raising serious Christ-followers needs to know. According to McQuitty, readers will open the pages of this journal and enhance their spiritual maturity in walking with God through daily Bible study and prayer that refreshes the soul, and keeps an individual’s life anchored and stayed on Jesus, so they will bear fruitfulness and ensure their best life later.

“This is what these devotional journal entries are all about,” he added. “If there was ever a time to watch daily at God’s Doors, it is now, as we watch the world around us engulfed in fear change right in front of our own very eyes.”

Author Andy McQuitty is a husband, father and grandfather; an avid reader, tennis-court rat, golfer, writer and Harley rider. But his favorite pastime is being with his family. He earned his Th.M. and D.Min degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary where he received the C. Sumner Wemp Award in personal evangelism as well as the John G. Mitchell Award for outstanding scholarship and effectiveness in ministry. He has served as a youth pastor in Tacoma, Washington; an associate pastor in Garland, Texas; and as senior pastor to Irving Bible Church in Texas for 32 years. Andy McQuitty is a co-author of both Notes from the Valley: A Spiritual Travelogue through Cancer and The Way to Brave: Shaping a David Faith for Today’s Goliath World.

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