One of the most important things we can do for our children is to teach them that God loves them unconditionally.
It’s extremely important that we teach our kids that they are loved, not because they earned our love or are good enough to be loved, but that they’re loved because God put them into our families to be loved.
This is hard for many of us because we have had a hard time receiving God’s unconditional love ourselves. God wants us to spend some time with him, letting him love us, and in turn giving that unconditional love to our kids.
How can we show God’s unconditional love to our families? Here are two practical ways:
1. Forgive your kids as God forgives you.
Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ” (NCV).
I love that God forgives me, but I’m not always ready to give that same kind of forgiveness to other people. Parenting requires massive doses of forgiveness. You’re in a position all the time to forgive your kids for things that they do.
2. Never give up on your kids.
We’re told in 1 Corinthians 13:7a,…Continue Reading