Isn’t it wonderful when a dad will intentionally choose to shape his children’s hearts with the truth found in the Word of God?
The studies and statistics have proven time and time again that involved dads have a positive influence over their children—the key word being, involved.
The average dad can influence their children in a number of ways. One chance to do that is to listen to them.
Luke 6:45 reminds us that the mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart. Take notice of what is coming out of their mouth, then use that as a springboard to shape their heart according to the Word.
One time, our family went through a season that left everyone feeling stretched. We could tell our children were negatively affected since they were walking around like someone stole all the candy on earth.The average dad can influence their children. Click here to find out more.
On the upside, it became a wonderful opportunity to shape our children’s hearts. My husband and I talked about what we saw to be the problem after the boys had verbalized their frustrations, and we planned to talk to them the next day.
First, my husband taught them from the Word, addressing heart issues and explaining what God would have us to do instead. Then I decided that we needed to have some fun family time. We played the Sorry game. It’s a great way to put love and selflessness into practice! 😉
Relationships are difficult; they take work. The family unit who exists by sulking is merely surviving, but the family that addresses matters of the heart with the Word will thrive. I hope this post will help families as we choose to sow the Word and reap blessing and life.
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Your kids and grandkids are the next generation. Why should you impart virtues into them? You know them probably better than anyone else. You see what their struggles are. When an area they need instruction in is evident to you, then prepare to teach them (Deut. 11:19). Grab the Imparting Virtues lesson from this post, for free!
Go to God in prayer. Go to the Word. Go to the other free Imparting Virtues lessons. 😉
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