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I did something really stupid

Posted on 5/24/2016 by Greg Yoder

As a parent, have you ever done something REALLY bad? I mean off-the-chart, I-can’t-believe-any-parent-would-do-such-a-thing dumb? I pulled a BIG one. My sixteen-year-old daughter wanted to tell me something about her terrible day at school. 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

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