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A Mother’s Rules For Raising Children

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there.  We are eternally grateful for all those who give of themselves to raise their children in the Lord.

Susannah Wesley was one such mother, MothersDayand two of her sons (John and Charles Wesley) began the Methodist Church.  Her impact upon her children helped to change the world.  Her “Rules for Raising Children” is well worth our attention:

Susannah Wesley’s Rules For Raising Children:

  • 1. Subdue self-will in a child and thus work together with God to save his soul.
  • 2. Teach him to pray as soon as he can speak.
  • 3. Give him nothing he cries for and only what is good for him if he asks for it politely.
  • 4. To prevent lying, punish no fault which is freely confessed, but never allow a rebellious, sinful act to go unnoticed.
  • 5. Commend and reward good behavior.
  • 6. Strictly observe all promises you have make to your child.

Communication Guidelines

Here are some guidelines from God’s Word will help you to be a better communicator.

1. The Golden Rule

Matthew 7:12 (NLT) “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.

2. Get the facts

Proverbs 18:13 (NLT) Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.

3. Watch who you listen to

Proverbs 20:19 (NLT) A gossip goes around telling secrets, so don’t hang around with chatterers.

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Your Sarcasm Tears Up Your Children

I love to share articles that will help others.  I found the following brief article from “All Pro Dad” to be a very good reminder.  You might want to go to their website to receive their free daily email.  Enjoy!

– Pastor.

“Your Sarcasm Tears Up Your Children

According to Webster, the word “sarcasm” derives from a Greek verb that literally means “to tear flesh.” Anyone who has suffered from sharp, cutting, or wounding sarcastic remarks probably wasn‘t surprised to learn that.

You know, it’s easy for fathers to be sarcastic with their kids and to unintentionally wound them deeply.  The father who pokes fun at his daughter for her weight gain… or who chides his son for showing emotion… he may think it’s all in good fun, but it can have devastating and long term consequences.

Asking yourself the question, “Is what I’m saying ultimately building up my children?” will go a long way in curbing unnecessary jesting.

Click here to read the original article from “All Pro Dad