Was God a Lousy Parent?
Did God flunk parenting, because Adam and Eve messed up?
Think about this...if God is perfect (yes, He is!), then how did His kids make a big mistake?
Not-so-big secret: God is perfect, but His kids aren't. They have free will.
As a result of my way too young and imperfect parenting, I carry a great deal of guilt. Don't get me wrong--my kids are smart and successful and terrific. They turned out great. The big thing I struggle with is the mistakes I made, things I did and didn't do.
So let's look at it this way. If the Creator of the universe had children that weren't perfect, then how bad could my parenting be?
I think I need to work on cutting myself some slack.
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."--Elizabeth Stone