Shepherdstown United Methodist Church
Monday, July 15, 2019

L.I.F.E. Discussion

2nd part Lesson 2 - Week 3

Last week we really had some great discussion about why kids misbehave. I was in a meeting with a US district Attorney talking about Internet Safety (Was a PTO Sponsored event). I was almost surprised when during a video, one of the young female victims of a child predator stated, " I know I'm not supposed to chat with strangers on the internet, but I did it as retaliation...." . Wow, That really set off a few alarms in my mind! I find my self thinking about the last part of Ephesians 6: 1-4 "and you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.". I don't think kids see the "big picture", how can they, they are innocent, they don't know or truly understand evil when they are young. Our actions or reactions to situations, our attitudes really influence our children and how they grow. Can you list some of your own actions or attitudes that send the wrong messages to your children? Think specifically about how they know you mean business. I would also encourage you to start a journal or keep a log recording examples of reality discipline you put into practice. Remember: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6.

Posted by kkapp 2013-12-14 09:05:26