Today’s devotional is on Deuteronomy 4:7 Make sure to subscribe and listen to this daily devotional with Pastor Rick.
Today, people everywhere are struggling through life with damaged emotions and broken hearts. They’ve endured a lot of negative things, causing untold damage that needs to be dealt with. But too often, these hurts are simply swept under the rug in an attempt to make them go away. Through my own life experiences, and from
As a parent, it’s painful to watch your child experience hurts and disappointments. Even though you would like to spare your child from difficulty, it’s not possible to keep him/her from the cruel realities of life. During childhood, your child will experience typical losses, such as losing a pet, being separated from loved ones, moving,
When I heard that I had a predictable way that I react to conflict, I scoffed. How could an assessment determine how I handle conflict? According to a friend, the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI) identifies a person’s default conflict response. Because I was skeptical, he challenged me to take it and decide for myself. After I
You are Your Child’s Personal Trainer: Raising Children of Character A personal trainer is a fitness professional who instructs and suggests an exercise program to meet the goals of clients. A trainer critiques a client’s strengths and weaknesses, develops a plan with the client for improvement, provides feedback, and holds the client accountable to his/her fitness
None of us are comfortable with conflict and confrontation, although it’s a part of our daily lives. There can be conflict between spouses, siblings, employees…everyone. Even though we try to avoid confrontation, we still find ourselves facing conflict. The Bible tells us why there is conflict. What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they
By definition, stress is a “state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in one’s life or work.” It can be caused by difficult or very overwhelming circumstances. Stress is not unique to this generation, but it’s more prevalent today than in former generations. Stress comes from everywhere; outside the family and within the
When we are born, we are “hard-wired” for basic emotions. These emotions include anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, and surprise. Adults learn to control these hard-wired emotions throughout life. However, children need help in learning to regulate these emotions, beginning in infancy. You help by comforting your child when he/she is feeling overwhelmed by feelings.
As parents, our job is to instruct and teach our children. God is our example as He teaches and instructs us as His children. Psalm 32:8 reveals the heart of God. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Through
Your responsibility as a parent is to discipline your child. It proves that you love and delight in him/her. This is the example set by our Heavenly Father when we are His children. He disciplines us because He loves us. My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the