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What’s our goal as parents?

Posted on 7/13/2016 by Greg Yoder

In Galatians 5:22 and 23, Paul tells us, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” We continue our Parent Minute series on the fruit of the Spirit and how it affects our parenting. Today, kindness is the word we’re focusing on. I’m sure you’ve heard parents who have reached the breaking point of the frustration, and they become so angry and unkind. I’m ashamed of those moments in my life. Let’s face it—emotional unkindness can be a violation of trust. Trust is something that’s earned. That was the thing that hurt the most in my situation is that I lost my daughter’s trust. Practice this fruit of the Spirit—kindness—often. As you do, you build trust and become an example to your kids.

 

Suggested Reading: Galatians 5:22-24

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