We’ve all dealt with failure, haven’t we? How have you dealt with your kids’ failure? I’m not talking about huge moral failings. I’m talking about everyday, run-of-the-mill kids' kind of troublemaking. You know the kind: kids using a freshly painted living room wall as a magic marker masterpiece. Or, how about the boys using sand as gasoline in your new lawn mower? Yeah, THOSE. What does the Bible say? Proverbs 15:18 says, “A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention” (ESV). Moms and Dads, do you want contention in your home, or peace? One produces a loving home, the other a home on pins and needles.
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