So far none of our children have gotten their driverâ€™s license until they were eighteen or older. That is pretty unusual when most teens drive as soon as they are legally old enough to do so. Our children would have liked to have driven at younger ages, but they had learned to value the income the Lord was giving them. They were making decisions based on the leading of the Lord and being good stewards of the finances He had given to them. Insurance is high for teens so until they needed to be able to drive â€“ usually work related â€“ they didnâ€™t get their licenses.
Sometime before that point, Steve and I would decide it would be good for that teen to get his learnerâ€™s permit so that he would have plenty of driving experience with us before being on his own. With our insurance, a driver with a permit does not increase the insurance rates. That means the children can learn to drive without a financial impact to them.
We have appreciated the driving maturity in our children that comes with waiting two or three years beyond the legal driving age to get a driverâ€™s license. Plus the children have saved a great deal of money on insurance by being patient and waiting for the need to arise before getting a driverâ€™s license.
Recently Joseph (19) and John (18)Â purchased a used truck and trailer in order to begin doing some construction-type work together. The day after the house passed its final inspection in March, the boys went to get their driversâ€™ licenses.
Trusting in Jesus,
â€œMy son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understandingâ€ (Proverbs 5:1).