Want peace in your home? Then you’ll need to confront sin. The two go hand in hand.
Effective parenting is not without confrontation. Although typically considered to have a negative connotation, confrontation can actually be a good thing. I can also be an effective tool in raising healthy kids.
Jesus Confronted Sin. Parents Can Too.
If we’re going to be effective parents, confrontation is something we must get familiar with. And don’t think things can’t look a little messy in the process. Like when you have to leave a public venue for Junior’s misbehavior. Remember, Jesus actually contemplated what He was going to do when he fashioned a whip out of cords, turned over the tables of the money changers and drove everyone out of the temple with that whip. And He did this without sinning; because His motives were pure and in keeping with the will of God. Analogous to the temple cleansing, when our kids are out of the will of God, it’s up to us to confront the sin and cleanse it from their hearts and minds. And though not always through physical means, it’s still done through the biblical model of loving discipline.
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