I recently had an article published, “Bringing Peace to Your Marriage: The Art of Knowing When to Speak & When to be Silent.” Click here to read it: https://www.church.org/2018/04/11/bringing-peace-marriage-art-knowing-speak-silent/
On another note, I broke my toe the other day (yes, I’m clumsy- second toe I’ve broken!). My daughter later accidentally stepped on it- ouch! She spent the next couple minutes being mad at herself and speaking rudely to her brother. She was self-consumed with feeling bad that she wasn’t focused on how it affected me (I tend to do that also). I told her that I know she felt bad, but it was an accident and I would feel more loved if she stopped being mad at herself and asked me how I was doing. She got it, and showed compassion. Jesus shares in Matthew that all the laws and rules can be summed up in loving God and loving others.
Lord, please help us to focus less on messing up and more on the ones we hurt. Shift our hearts and minds to your greatest commandments of loving you and others, and help our children to do the same. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.