2017 – SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
WHEN ADULTS ACT DUMB
There are stages of life through which we all must travel.
As a parent there are many times when your kids do dumb things.
Often it is best to just turn away and choose not to make a fuss.
Other times destructive behaviour must be addressed and great wisdom is required.
When your adult children continue to act dumb it is time to talk things through – and address attitudes that are perpetuating childish behaviour.
So many of our bad behaviours stem for emotional dysfunction.
EMOTIONAL DYSFUNCTION is simply carrying unresolved emotional issues from your youth, which causes the following behaviour.
Overuse of alcohol
Relational barriers with parents
Physical sex without affection
Rigidity of rules when raising your children
Bad use of money
No deep commitments for long term answers.
Remember – your kids never stop being your kids.
Therefore we have a responsibility to continue;
Giving them wisdom
Showing them grace
Healing their hurts
Adjusting their attitudes
Forgiving their faults
Restoring their faith
Sometimes it takes an adult to adjust the behaviour of others in our world – who for some reason are still acting like children.
You DO NOT treat a broken adult like a child.
You treat them like an adult who needs love and understanding – not for their bad behaviour – but for their emotional dysfunction.
SOMEBODY HAS TO BRING HEALING – RATHER THAN DISCIPLINE.
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