Kids generally look up to us parents and grandparents. Have you ever noticed one of the kids in our lives have discovered a characteristic that we’re not very proud of, but they’re imitating it? Yep, I have too. I’m pretty outspoken. I’m better than I was, but unfortunately one of my kids took my forthrightness to the “nth” degree. Truth. To the point. Facts. And, lack of apathy and empathy and little love to go with it. As a Christ follower, I had to confess my sin. Point out Scripture describing it. And devised a plan to hold each other accountable. Discipline early can mean less heartbreak and broken testimonies as adults. The good news? As a follower of Christ, we’re forgiven. What better lesson is there?

Suggested Reading: Romans 8:1-4, James 5:13-18, I John 1:9