Do you offer constructive criticism to your child? Here’s something to consider.
How do your kids take constructive criticism? How do you? Modeling wisdom in rebuke is worth its weight in gold in today’s culture!
The Wisdom of Wise Counsel
These days, giving a rebuke is akin to committing the unpardonable sin while receiving a rebuke is the height of humiliation, even if it’s life-saving. This is classic postmodern thought that gives equal value to every opinion, no matter how crazy the opinion may actually be in God’s eyes.
But the ability to receive a rebuke is really a virtue, one that can be trained into our kids when we find ways to lovingly reward them when they receive them with good attitudes. It’s not a bribe, but an encouragement to be wise. Proverbs 15: 31 says, He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.” Wisdom is a path to success and can often begin with how a rebuke is received.
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