What does it mean to give grace to our kids? What does that look like in real life application?
There’s much talk today about exercising grace in our parenting. But there’s confusion on exactly when, how, and where grace applies and even what constitutes grace.
What Grace is. What Grace is Not.
Grace is not a license for bad behavior. It is a license to be unconditionally loved and adequately cared for in the midst of bad behavior.
Discipline as Grace
Discipline may actually be the ultimate act of grace. Our kids should know our love is unconditional, and there’s an even greater grace waiting for the truly repentant heart.
In the story of the Prodigal son, the father welcomes his son from far off as evidence of his unconditional love for his prodigal. But seeing his repentant heart; that freed him to bless his son with the grace of a lavish party.
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