Daily Archives: February 6, 2013

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Love is Kind

Biblical love is different. It is never out of place. Even in discipline and correction, love is to dominate. This is why Paul says that if we don’t have love we gain nothing. The world  and our flesh want us to act as if love is something we give to others if it is earned by their behavior. So when our children are disobedient, we seldom think about being kind. However, love is kind. Kindness is, therefore, never inappropriate or out of place.    Gospel-centered parenting is parenting that is not based upon making parents happy. The gospel means that I am secure in Christ, even when I am disobedient. As a Christian I do not want to stand before […]

How do you love your children?

We usually remember to tell our children that we love them. However, they also hear how we love any number of things from a favorite color to a favorite food to a favorite sports team! In contrast, Scripture gives us particular instructions about how we are to love. One place this instruction is found is 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. These are familiar words:    “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”    The problem […]