Many parents make the mistake of confusing peacemaking with peacekeeping. In fact, many don’t know how to be a peacemaking parent.
What am I talking about? I’ll elaborate in today’s post.
A peacekeeping parent fails to properly confront their kids until long after their issues have festered into calamities.
Peacekeeping only prolongs the inevitable—all while discrediting parents in the eyes of their kids.
Teens actually take it as a sign of weakness; which, leads to insecurity and rebellion.
The Bible is clear that: Blessed are the peacemakers.
A peacemaking parent is willing to lovingly, but firmly, confront his child at every turn when it comes to his sinful or self-destructive behavior. Jesus said, “I didn’t come to bring peace, but a sword.” Yet, He is referred to as the Prince of Peace.
A sword in the hand of a righteous man is an instrument of peace. Be a peacemaking parent. This is a sure way to earn your child’s love and respect.
Conversation Starter: What are some steps you can take to become a peacemaker?