The work of contentment is not merely to lower your expectations or settle for current circumstances as “OK, I guess.” It is to open your eyes to the abundance God has lavished on you (and your family) exactly as and where you are.
How do you get your teenager to behave in a manner pleasing to God? How do you help him or her grow into a committed disciple of Jesus Christ? According to the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:17–32, you must begin with the gospel. New birth produces new behavior.