2020 – THURSDAY 25 JUNE
RAISING YOUR CHILDREN
IN LOVE – NOT FEAR
To raise children to love God, love people & love life – you must choose to raise them from a loving heart not a fearful mind.
Three ways we can express fear.
FEAR OF HURT
Parents who are always fearful of their children being hurt, injured or abused, can become overprotective.
Children learn from their hurts, and need a loving safe home to be healed and reassured.
FEAR OF SHAME
Parents who fear their children exposing them or doing things that embarrass them before others – are responding with fear, not love.
Children will often embarrass you with bad behaviour.
Laugh it off and ignore the opinions of others.
FEAR OF THE WORLD
Parents who stifle their children and ban them from many things other kids in their world get to do – can create a resentment in their children.
When children are taught right from wrong, in a loving family – they will choose the right way when they are of age.
CASTS OUT FEAR
To overcome the natural parental fear we all have for our children, requires spiritual maturity – to stand in faith and teach your children to trust in the unending love of God.
They see it best – when you act in love.
PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR