Bitterness. Yes, our kids can be bitter. Why? Maybe divorce has hit our homes, or death, or maybe they’re dealing with a less-than-perfect body that kids tease and torment. A lot of times, it’s middle school when all this anger comes rushing out. How do we help? Sometimes we can’t. The Holy Spirit is responsible. But, we need to be faithful. Let’s help our kids see that true beauty is inside—like the love of a father who has suffered burns on his face. While ugly to others, his face represents unconditional love. It may be time we started leading by example, too. Tell God thank you for those unchangeable qualities that make us special to our Heavenly Father. Perhaps it’ll encourage our kids to look for inner beauty, too.

Suggested Reading: 1 Samuel 16:7