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I’m sorry. I blew it. Will you forgive me?

Posted on 7/8/2020 by Greg Yoder

Is it easy for you to say “I’m sorry” to your kids when you blow it? Rose Mary suggested we talk about this because her parents believed it was a sign of weakness. Actually, it is a sign of weakness. Don’t tune out—let me explain. The weakness is we are human and because of that we’re prone to sin. Can we sin against our kids? Absolutely. As a parent who’s made a lot of mistakes, I’ve said those words a lot. Frankly, it’s something the Bible commands us to do. “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” (James 5:16 ESV).

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

Suggested Reading: James 5:16

Keys for Kids Parent Minute is a one-minute daily feature, hosted by Greg Yoder, the president of Keys for Kids Ministries. Amidst a vast sea of parenting experts, Greg is a real parent who’s had successes and failures raising kids. Greg shares the good and the bad about raising his own four kids–all of them now adults. He’s a real parent and grandparent, talking to real parents and grandparents about real issues facing kids and their families today.

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