Daily Archives: June 20, 2014

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Is Your Authority a Blessing?

“I’m really glad Mom spoke to me about that; I really needed her help.” If your children seldom have this response to your authority, it is time for you consider a different approach. Here are three things that go hand-in-hand with authority this is a blessing. First: listen before you speak. A good listener is able to repeat the words you hear back to the speaker in such a way that he can affirm that you really do understand what he said. You don’t always have to agree, but you must always understand. This attentiveness shows respect, first for God and then for your child. It also indicates that you view your authority as a trust given to you so […]