"Hey, Jack!* God said it, not me."
|Look at those sweet faces. How could they do anything wrong?|
- Your son keeps annoying his little brother, his little sister, and well, EVERYONE. Mom response? "God calls us to be KIND and LOVING (Colossians 3.12-14). Were you being kind just now?" See?
- One of your kids just WILL NOT LISTEN. Take from your tool box: "You are not obeying me. Do you know who says you should obey your parents? GOD does (Ephesians 6.1; Colossians 3.20)!" BAM.
- Your middle child won't eat his vegetables or decides that he would rather have something other than water to drink. "Water is so good for you," I say. "Tell me, who made the broccoli?" You've got it. God gets all the credit (Genesis 1)!
|This one doesn't like anything that's good for him.|
Bonus: Not only does allowing God to help enforce our family rules take the stress off of us, but it somehow shuts down some of the talk-back factor too. I mean, who can argue with GOD?!
In what parenting situations do you find strength in God's Word?
*Duck Dynasty fan reference. Thank you, Uncle Si.