We’ve all dealt with failure, haven’t we? How have you dealt with your kids’ failure? I’m talking about everyday, run-of-the-mill kids’ kind of troublemaking. 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 one little tiny glass which spills all over the brand new carpet? Or how about the boys using sand as gasoline in your new lawnmower! 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” (ESV). 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.
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