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I’m not saying sorry to my daughter!

Posted on 6/4/2019 by Greg Yoder

Why not? If we wrong our kids, why wouldn’t we want to say, “I’m sorry, would you forgive me?” I witnessed a mother and daughter arguing. The daughter was doing all she could to be respectful. It was clear that she was certain that she wasn’t only correct, but in the right in this situation. The argument got pretty heated until it was discovered that mom was wrong and that her daughter was clearly right. Her daughter didn’t gloat. Didn’t smile antagonistically. She just stopped the conversation. All around expected the mom to at least say she was sorry. Sensing that’s what we were all thinking, she said, “I’m not apologizing to HER.” How sad. What a great opportunity to show our kids what a true apology and humility looks like.

Suggested Reading: Romans 12:18 James 5:16

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