Church leaders’ children can be very exposed. The congregation’s love and interest can mean they feel like everyone’s watching them and has an opinion. But there are things we can do to cover them, to protect them from that scrutiny, giving them security in their private lives and the choice to make relationships on their own terms.
This is covered in full in chapters 8 to 12 of Parenting as a Church Leader, and you can watch this session of the course in the Parenting as a Church Leader Facebook Group.
Knowing how to protect them from others' scrutiny, free them to build their own relationships or deal with the congregation's expectations can feel tricky. On this page, we've posted answers to questions that people have asked on Parenting as a Church Leader training days which will help you explore what this looks like.
For posts relating to other topics covered on the day see:
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