Find Family Balance with Us (9) 

Just the other day, my husband and I were strolling at a park. We were talking about God’s amazing creation, specifically about walking. Do you know how long it took for AI technology to create a robot that can freely walk on two feet/legs? Apparently, it is a big challenge. I watched a social media video at a conference, where engineers are showcasing how well-made their robots are, by pushing the robot or doing anything to put the robot off-balance. And the better and more quickly the robots resume their balance on their two “feet”, the better made they are.  As it turns out, a simple task for humans such as walking requires a complex brain calculation to constantly re-calibrate and manipulate so the body can maintain balance. If something is off in the brain, the nerves, or muscles, the simple task would be compromised.

This leads me to think about my family’s recent “recalibration” of our relationship. My oldest son is a young adult/teenager now, and yet not old enough to drive. He likes to hang out with his friends but needs to be chauffeured to places. As a parent, I have to find the balance between giving him rides whenever and wherever he wishes (by sacrificing my time and freedom), and confining him at home all the time for my convenience (by sacrificing his social connection). And then, it is not just about rides and time management, it is about how he is getting independent, and without recalibration, farther away from us. The balance between being close to him and still keeping a healthy distance is a challenge. God has wired teenagers to be independent, and yet, this means they are wired to stay away from us. We want to honor children’s natural development while managing to maintain a deep, positive relationship. My son’s growth has made me wonder, “What is right for me to do? What is good for me to do? What is good for him, and what is good for us?”

Well, thank God. God can be our calibration system, as long as we turn to Him, He will guide us to get back on our two feet. He will do complex micro-manipulation for us if we pray to Him and follow Him.

2 Timothy 3:16

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness”

“Proverbs 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

We warmly invite you to come to the True Jesus Church’s bi-annual Evangelical Service and Spiritual Convocation.  See details below.

18-21 April, 2024 Evangelical Service and Spiritual Convocation

Thursday, 18 April, 2024 6:50PM to 8:10PM
Friday and Saturday, 19-20 April, 2024 9:00AM to 8:10PM
Sunday, 21 April, 2024 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Complimentary lunch and dinner will be served.

Please find our church location below:

True Jesus Church
4N550 Church Road
Bensenville, IL 60106
 Google Maps

For online streaming, please click here.

For regular service hours, please click here.

Email us at

Once burdened by deep hatred for her abusive mother-in-law, a woman  experiences a profound transformation through her faith in God, leading her to forgive and ultimately guide her mother-in-law to Christ. This testimony highlights the power of divine love to renew hearts and mend broken relationships, showcasing a remarkable journey from despair to peace and spiritual fulfillment.

In a heartfelt exploration of parenting, the narrator unfolds through shared experiences and biblical wisdom, highlighting the importance of balancing discipline with love and understanding in the upbringing of children. The story emphasizes the value of treating children as God’s precious gifts, fostering an environment of trust and mutual respect to guide them towards becoming confident, independent adults.

In a world where young people often delay marriage due to fear and societal pressures, this essay reflects on the sacred covenant of marriage as designed by God, emphasizing the importance of faith, companionship, and parental guidance. It underscores the need to uphold biblical truths and the sanctity of marriage, encouraging families to cultivate relationships grounded in God’s love and promises.