Lord, I struggle with sometimes reacting in anger to my children. I forget how words, a harsh voice, or an angry expression can wound them. I want to respond calmly to them, correct them with their hearts in mind, and help them build relationships. Help me to always see them through your eyes. Show me when I’m using anger to change their behavior, and remind me to respond with love and grace. Lead me as I teach, train and guide them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Today is Valentine’s Day typically known for a day of expressing our love. I thought it would be a great day to kick off our challenge to show our children less anger, and more grace and love.
The Two Week Challenge:
If you start reacting in anger, stop yourself, apologize to your children, explain that you are trying to break this habit, and proceed calmly. If you keep doing this, you’ll catch yourself sooner, and eventually find yourself responding more often with calmness rather than anger.
The challenge will end February 28th. On the 29th, write a post sharing how you did with the challenge. Come back here, and look for a wrap up post with a place to link up your own post. No matter when you come across this post, you are welcome to take up the challenge. If you’d like to join me for this challenge, leave a comment letting me know, grab the button, and put it on your blog to remind you.
** You do NOT have to have a blog to join this challenge. You can either comment here or on my Facebook page to let me know you’re participating.
I’m linking up for:
Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers!