I have always been one of those people who enjoys a good movie that makes me think about how it relates to my life. I also love sharing my life experiences in comparison to the movies that I watch with you. Hence, why this blog is actually titled Tidbits of Experience. I was given the chance to get to watch [easyazon_link identifier=”B00R8ILF06″ locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Confessions of a Prodigal Son[/easyazon_link] in exchange for a post about this movie. To say the opportunity to watch this movie with my kids was a blessing is an understatement.
Jimmy has reached the preteen age, and he’s always been a rebellious boy from the word go because he’s had a rough childhood to overcome. As a result, he’s a little fighter. It’s hard as his mother to not tolerate being disrespected and yet still keep that fighter within him alive. He has reached the stage in life where he wants to “become his person.”Pin this quote because it’s worth keeping. This movie is also well worth watching! Pin it to your favorite quotes and then pin it for a movie to remember to watch. Thank you.
Ironically enough, we had a talk not that long ago about him trying to become who he wants to be and not who we want him to become. He also feels like we’ve been expecting him to become this perfect child that he doesn’t feel he could live up to being. Mind you, I nick pick my family to death (which is a shortcoming of mine that I inherited.)
While we were watching the [easyazon_link identifier=”B00R8ILF06″ locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Confessions of a Prodigal Son[/easyazon_link], I kept thinking how great this movie was for Jimmy to watch to know that I do the things I do out of love. I wanted him to appreciate what we were doing. I was watching it in hopes of getting justification for my nagging. He did walk away from watching this movie in better spirits, and he seemed to gain an appreciation of my quirk.
Confession from the Parent of a Preteen Boy
For me, I didn’t get my justification for my actions. What I got instead was a reality check! It dawned on me just how much I’m pushing him and the rest of my family away. I just see so much potential that I see within them. When I just need to appreciate them for who they are now. Yes, I’ll still encourage them to be more, but I don’t have to ride them all.day.every.day.If you like this quote and this post, please consider Pinning this image. Thank you.
This movie gave the quote, “every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” It is such a power quote. I know I’m not perfect, and I’ll never be perfect. I seriously doubt I’ll ever be classified as a saint. When someone has their life in order and seems to full of love to give others, we forget that they may have had a past too.
I believe that I’m a sinner who has a promising future of hopefully one day being considered a “saint.” I feel that means I have a long road to travel to reach my goal. I have many shortcomings I need to break first. I do believe it’s possible that with God’s help that I can break them.
This movie was good for our family to watch together because both Jimmy and I both learned something valuable from it. I would recommend it for anyone to watch. I will warn you there is alcohol and drug use throughout the movie, but you can bank your kids see that a lot of other places. This movie makes sure to address that matter in subtle ways too. I have to say that there isn’t a lot of “preaching” involved in this movie. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00R8ILF06″ locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Confessions of a Prodigal Son[/easyazon_link] is a movie that will make you think about the choices you make with your own life.
Don’t leave here without checking out this preview of the movie.
It’s available to pre-order now too.
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I’d love to hear your parenting confession if you’re willing to share it.