Are you afraid to speak hard but necessary words to your teen for fear of conflict or rejection?
If so, you are not the only one. So how are we suppose to speak the truth in love when we know it will cause so much conflict?
When discussing this topic, we need to understand Jesus never shied from a hard word—especially with those He loved most.
But, again, He didn’t have pop-psychology and a politically correct culture to tell Him otherwise.
Sure, we must speak the truth in love. And a gentle answer does turn away wrath.
But, love and gentleness aren’t mutually exclusive from being firm and direct. If you speak directly with your kids from early childhood you won’t have to tailor every word with politically correct euphemisms during their teen years.
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