Monday, July 30, 2012

Pride & Parenting

We, as parents, are commanded to train up a child in the way he should go.  Training takes time and lots of patience.  And, it is easy to believe that your parenting methods are the only right ones.  This can lead to pride.  And, pride is bad news.  Pride is sin, even if it pride in how holy you are raising your childen.  My husband and I are steadily plodding down this Godly parenting road.  Oh, how humbling it is!  How much I thought I knew at first!  How little I really know now!  I've come to this.  If your child “gets” something the first time you say it, kneel down and humbly thank the Lord.  If he doesn’t, kneel down and humbly ask the Lord for grace to persevere until he does.