Not on unhealthy behaviors, chemicals, or people. But on God as we have come to understand him and as he continues to help us understand him. Dependence is more than just a leaning on. It is an enduring connectedness to. A linking of. A grafting into. There’s a desperation behind it. An urgency to it. A real reliance about it. This is the key to living a life of effectiveness, positive influence, and fulfillment—especially as it relates to parenting our children well.