Monday, August 2, 2010

I wish I hadn’t done that

Psalm 78:4
We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.

Is there anything from your past that you regret doing? By not telling your kid about any of your mistakes (whether big or small) can create an image in their mind that you are perfect. If they want to grow up and be just like you, they are striving for an impossible standard of perfection. Think about the mistakes you have made, which ones you could tell your kid about, when and how. Think about how you dealt with the mistake. Did something positive come out of it? What did you learn? What can your child learn?

And if you haven't made any mistakes, then you probably don't need to read this blog.

Prayer Suggestion: Ask God how you should guide your child: when to help them learn from other's mistakes and avoid their own, and when they have to learn from their own mistakes.

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