Choose To Teach From Your Mistakes
One of the reasons our children grow up with a compartmentalized faith is because faith is viewed as a “standard” and not an “exercise”. We refer back to God or church as a standard and say things like. “You just learned on Sunday that you’re not supposed to lie and look what you’re doing!”. Again and again our children fall short because their faith is viewed as a standard to compare against. Children need to see faith exercised. When we exercise or practice, we assume that we are going to make mistakes and use the practice field to improve our skills. Life is a practice field for parents and children. Unfortunately, parents sometimes treat this practice field as if they were the referee as opposed to a participant.
Parents need to exercise faith by teaching their children from their mistakes as well as their successes.
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