Have you ever been ticked off at your kids? This can happen in all phases of life, but it can really be bad during those middle, high school, and even college years. For some of us it’s easy to take conflict personally, especially when our kids say insulting or hurtful things about us or to us. How should we respond? Like Jesus did. Love them anyway. I know, we ALWAYS will love them, but at that particular moment we don’t like them very much. Suggestion: go somewhere by yourself, hold your tongue, and pray. Worship God for loving you when you disappointed Him, confess your sinful feelings and thoughts, and ask for strength and wisdom. Scripture says, ask anything according to His will and he hears us.

Suggested Reading: John 15:17, 1 John 5:14-15