LOVING YOUR CHILDREN

14 Jun

LOVING YOUR CHILDREN

One of the greatest experiences in life is the birth of your children.

I read a sign once and it said, “ When your kids are born, you can’t wait till they can walk and talk.  Once they learn to walk and talk, you keep telling them to “sit down and shut up”.

In Titus the topic of children is brought up.

Titus 2:4 “…that they teach the young women to love their children.”

 Once again, we are left with the thought of why women have to learn to love their children when it should come naturally.

That is because it doesn’t come or stay NATURALLY, it is something to be taught and practiced.

No mother will say I don’t love my child but they will all tell you that their child has wore them to a frazzle.

The love that is discussed in Titus, is an UNCONDITIONAL love.

Vacuuming, dusting, cooking and acting like a taxi driver to your child is showing love but it needs to go further.

Your first duty is to make your home life ATTRACTIVE to your husband and children.

Life with your children is a living thing, that means that as your children age, it will change.

There are times that you can have so much fun as a family then it is like tug-of-war each member pulling in a different direction.

Jesus commanded us to love one another.

He is not asking you to do something he has not done HIMSELF.

Whenever you are having trouble with your “love issues”, just move closer to Jesus.

Our job is to be the peacemaker in the home.

Not only are we to be peacemakers, we are to make others be at PEACE.

Jesus said, “ Blessed are the peacemakers…”

CASE AND POINT:  As my children were growing up, my husbands favorite words were “pick your battles.”  I am a disciplinarian and every time a rule was broken, I felt the children needed to suffer the consequences.  He felt differently.  It was hard for me but I was able to see the advantage it was to the family by not making everything a big deal.

It kept a lot of peace in the home.

Not everyone has perfect children, so that is why in Titus, we are told to love our kids.

Every family has at least one child that “listens to a different drummer.”

We can’t make the whole family miserable over one child.

Make sure you get ENOUGH sleep at night or take a nap.

Also, make sure that you get plenty of spiritual rest.

Make sure that you keep your spouse your TOP priority.

If you find yourself upset with your spouse, the chances are that you will end up irritated with your children.

Here are some suggestions that will help you as a parent:

  1. Understand that you are not alone.

God is with you to help you.

2.   Take an inventory as to why you are weary.

You might have to much on your plate.

3.  Hire people to help you or swap chores.

Hiring out will give you extra time or rest.

Exchanging days where you will keep a friends kids and they will keep your is always comforting.

God knows what you go through and the help that you need.

NOTE:  Don’t miss tomorrows post.  Daily there is a new post.

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4 Responses to “LOVING YOUR CHILDREN”

  1. Angela Umphers Rueger June 14, 2017 at 5:26 am #

    “Not everyone has perfect children, so that is why in Titus, we are told to love our kids.” The irony of this made me laugh out loud. Yes, I have seen the fluidity of my relationship with my children as they get older, and I am grateful for the reminder to not make life miserable for the entire family just because one child is marching to the beat of a different drummer.

    • nancy Salazar June 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

      Hi Angela! Thanks for your great comment! It is a never ending battle even after they are an adult. We are all parents in training!

  2. Angela Umphers Rueger June 14, 2017 at 5:30 am #

    Reblogged this on The Abundant Heart and commented:
    “Not everyone has perfect children, so that is why in Titus, we are told to love our kids.” This writer hits the nail on the head. She also says that love for our children “doesn’t come or stay NATURALLY, it is something to be taught and practiced.” I think love came naturally to me, but it has taken some effort to make it stay.

    • nancy Salazar June 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

      Hi Angela! Loved your comment! Yes we LOVE them, there are certain days that we have to ask God for His wisdom and guidance in tough situations. lol!!

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