The Power of Words
I can’t tell you how many times I hear a mom debasing her kids, telling me how “sick and tired” she is of the things her children are doing or how her children are, “driving (her) crazy!” I think it’s more common to hear of something a child is doing wrong than something a child is doing right. I have found myself falling prey to this complaining attitude at times and then realize that I just made my child look bad in front of people to get a laugh or to commiserate with someone else whose child happens to be doing something similar to mine. This type of complaining isn’t edifying to my child or me, and it surely isn’t pleasing to the Lord. To make matters worse, sometimes this complaining happens when the child or teen is standing right there listening. By the way, children and teens are always listening.
I once met a Christian lady who monopolized the conversation by telling me about her problem-laden children...to read more of this post, head on over to Heart of the Matter where I continue.
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