Daily Archives: May 13, 2013

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Pleasant Words

Most discipline issues appear to come at inconvenient times. The truth is that it is never the wrong time to teach your children about their need of Christ. Really! This is the point of all discipline. This is why you want to be use words with restraint and with an even-temper. You don’t want to say anything that distracts from the main message of Christ by using worn out  phrases such as these: How many times have I told you not to… When will you ever learn… Enough is enough… Can’t you see that I’m busy.. How old are you… It never ends… Who did it… Why can’t you just… Now you’ve done it… If you would just obey… This […]

Saying too much means you understand too little

The Proverbs offer the practical day-to-day help you need to be a loving parent. For example, you want to avoid long admonitions to your children when giving them direction. When lengthy, frustrated words begin to mark your discipline, this usually means that you do not have a good grasp of what needs to be done. Look at Proverbs 17:27: The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. This proverb provides good insight. If you understand a discipline situation accurately you will be able to use words that carefully fit the issues at hand. This means fewer words and a calm attitude on your part. This leads to the use of pleasant words that […]