Years ago, I heard a man on the radio that I’ve been a fan of all my life. My good friend Chuck Swindoll said: “I want three simple words on my gravestone … ‘Dad was fun!’”
Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.
I gotta tell ya, I was a little surprised! I thought Swindoll would prefer something profound … like, “America’s beloved preacher.” Maybe a testament to his spiritual depth, or his amazing provision as a dad.
And here’s one of the most godly men I’d ever known talking about how he wanted to be remembered for his playfulness.
Since then, I’ve come to realize that laughter is another form of worship. So take a page out of Chuck Swindoll’s book. Have some fun. Loosen up a little. Tell a joke!
Nothing will bring a quicker connection with your teen than sharing a good laugh!