We’ve all dealt with failure, haven’t we? How have we dealt with our kids’ failure? I’m not talking about huge moral failings. I’m talking about everyday, run-of-the-mill kids’ kind of trouble-making. You know the kind: kids using a freshly painted living room wall as a magic marker masterpiece. Or how about the whole gallon of milk poured into a tiny little glass, which spills over that brand-new carpet? Or how about the boys using sand as gasoline in your new lawn mower? Yeah, those. What does the Bible say? Proverbs 15:18 says, “A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.” Moms and Dads, do you want contention in your home, or peace? One produces a loving home, the other a home on pins and needles.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 15:18, Proverbs 29:22