Daily Archives: August 16, 2012

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Do Your Children Feel Led or Pushed?

Do your children feel led or pushed? Or asked another way, are you as a parent dominated by love or frustration? The two questions are inexorably tied together. Leading is born out of love and pushing is born out of frustration.  Too often as parents we tell our children that we demand obedience and speak sharply because we love them and only want the best for them. Most likely our children are not buying this explanation.  It feels to them as if they are being pushed into doing what mom and dad want.  In contrast, notice the sequence of thought and actions in Deuteronomy 6:5-7: 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul […]