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I did something really stupid.

Posted on 10/28/2017 by Greg Yoder

As a parent, have you ever done something REALLY bad? I pulled a BIG one. My sixteen-year-old daughter wanted to tell me something about her terrible day at school. As I sat on the couch, half sleeping and half watching TV, she began telling me about it. About sentence number four, I FELL ASLEEP. Not once, but TWICE. What father does that? I felt TERRIBLE. I begged for forgiveness. She really didn’t want to forgive me. I damaged her trust. I’ve always told her, “Honey, I’ll always be there for you.” This time, I wasn’t. The lesson here is try to remember how you felt when your child’s forgiveness was only words. Your teen needs your true forgiveness as much as you need theirs.

Suggested Reading: Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:13
Joy
Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:26 PM
Thanks for that great talk it helped a lot.
Joy
Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:28 PM
Thanks for that great talk it helped a lot.
Ele
Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:11 AM
What do you do if you can't come up with anything to say and the only option you have is to send her a text? I don't know where she lives, can't call her, and she won't come back if she's not satisfied with what I say.

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