The Christian life is not for spectators. The Christian life is for combatants. Christian combat is not like the combat of the world; our weapons are spiritual.
What do your children see – spectators or combatants? If they see combatants, do they see the Spirit’s weapons deployed? As parents, we must be skilled at wisely and lovingly using the sword of the Spirit in the battles of life. We must depend wholly on the power of Christ. Human sarcasm, manipulation, anger, hurt feelings, and pride have no place in Christian combat.
What do your children see? Where is your strength?