SAYING ‘NO’

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Sometimes our kids ask for things that are not good for them. We say “no” out of love even though they may accuse us of being mean. We are able to handle their disappointment and anger because we see the bigger picture. Some parents, however, are so anxious to avoid conflict they say “yes” to things that are against their better judgment. They can’t bear to let their kids down or they fear their kids’ angry reaction.

Parenting provides a wonderful window into the Father’s love for us. We may feel as if God is punishing us when He doesn’t say “yes” to our prayer requests. But how many times have you prayed for something you later realized would not have been in your best interest? Without realizing it, we sometimes pray for “snakes”, but God loves us enough to say “no”.

Demonstrate your love by being strong enough to tell your kids “no”.

Parenting by design

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