Israel and Brook remind us that creating a peaceful home doesn't happen instantly. We live in a fallen world. Part of the destruction of the fall is broken relationships with other people. Thankfulness or gratefulness is one of the first steps we can take in creating a peaceful home. Be thankful for your kids and who they are!
We're not slaves to anger. We have to let go of our natural human tendencies and live in the Spirit. Living in peace, living without anger, is really coming into spiritual maturity.
Working in Unity
Another important component of a peaceful home is unity with your spouse. Anger will tear the two of you apart. Not acting together and putting each other down causes more anger. You're supposed to be working as partners to raise your kids. Your kids are watching and learning from you!
What was your biggest take away from this chapter? Share with me in the comments!