“Cultivating a heart for God in teenagers is the hardest work a human being could ever do.  We must realize that there is no hope apart from Christ.  If I could turn the human heart by the force of my voice, the strength of my personality, the logic of my argument, or the wisdom of my parenting strategies, then Jesus would never have needed to come.  As a parent, I’ve hit something I can’t do by myself.  It makes me angry.  It frustrates me.  It discourages me.  I want an “instant fix”.  Just give me the three steps to producing godliness in kids.  But the Bible doesn’t do that.  It doesn’t give us a system of redemption; it gives us a Redeemer.”   –Paul David Tripp