A surefire way to becoming a better parent is something unexpected.
Some of the greatest lessons in life and parenting are learned through affliction. How we handle it all will go far in determining our success as parents. Psalm 119:67 says, “Before I was afflicted, I went astray. But now I obey your word.” Later it says, “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. In faithfulness, you have afflicted me.”
Virtually all of Hebrews 12 affirms the psalmist. It says that we are to discipline our children in like manner. However, pain and affliction are understood in today’s world as things to be avoided at all costs. Costs that can later bring a much greater pain and a much greater affliction.
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