Are you confronting the tough topics in your home with a loving tough word?
So many Christian leaders today tend to teach largely from the warm, positive side of the parenting paradigm. And I thank God for these ministers, since we live in a time when the church and parents need to be encouraged.
But, there’s also a time when straight talk is needed—something not so popular in today’s postmodern culture. But, this approach has never been popular—just read all the Old Testament prophets and the fate of the New Testament apostles and the early church.
So, if I don’t always come across as warm and positive like others you are used to, just remember, it’s because I love you. Like a fully charged battery, love is only complete when positive and negative work in unity.
Picture provided by Vincent Brown
Picture adaptations by Nathaniel D. Ether