Everyone makes mistakes. So how do we move forward from them and parent our children well?
There are scripture verses that speak about the sins of the fathers and many would agree that these verses also apply to the sins of the mothers. Whether you are a mom or a dad, even Godly parents are not immune from the shame, grief, and guilt, that can often accompany the secret sins of our past. These past sins and the emotions that stem from them can adversely affect the way that we raise our kids. They can even do damage to our parent-child relationships in the process. Adding insult to injury, the children of shame and guilt-ridden parents find themselves struggling with many of the same traits and issues that they did not know about their self-loathing parents. We need to get past the past for the sake of our kids today because you can’t live on a stump.
Discussing Mistakes with Dr. Harold Rhoades
Dr. Harold Rhoades is a counseling psychologist. He was an intelligence officer in the US Army and he was also the head of counseling programs at Emmanuel College and Reagent University. He is the founder and director of Healing Springs Retreat Ministry. Dr. Rhoades is the author of the book “You Can’t Live on a Stump.” Dr. Rhoades and his wife live just down the road from Shepherd’s Hill Academy.
- How does your past life negatively impact your child-rearing?
- How does your past life positively impact your child-rearing?
- What is one of the main things people struggle with in regard to their pasts?
- Why did Dr. Rhoades decide to reveal his own past mistakes in his book?
- What is the most important thing you can communicate to your children about mistakes?
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