Replace Anger with Nurture
Our kids needs nurture. They need moms and dads who have deep love and interest in their well-being. We have to remove the anger that slams doors shut on our relationships. But we have to replace anger with something. That something should be nurture.
Anger can cause long term harm to our kids. If you're trying to turn things around, it won't happen overnight, but it's nurture that can open that door.
Nurturing your kids requires casting a vision for them and teaching them character. One way Israel and Brook recommend is to show your kids how others lived meaningful lives for Christ. Biographies and missionary stories are a great way to do this. YWAM Publishing has two great series of books, one of important historical figures and one of missionaries that I would recommend reading with your kids.
My friend Kim Sorgius at Not Consumed has a study guide called To Every Nation to help you introduce some of these great missionaries to your kids. A character trait of each missionary is highlighted and how God work in and through him/her. You can read more about To Every Nation here.
What was your biggest take away from this chapter? Share with me in the comments!