If I could liken love to any tangible object, it would be like a car battery.
Though you may be scratching your head… love is like a car battery? I’ll explain.
Every good parent loves their kids.
But, do they love their kids with the kind of love that God requires in the parent/child relationship?
God’s love is like a car battery in that it has a positive and a negative side to it.
Too many parents love their kids from the positive side of the love battery only. That’s the “touchy feely” or the “warm fuzzy” side. Every child needs this kind of affirmation.
But, it’s the negative side of the love battery that too often gets neglected today. It’s what many refer to as “tough love.” It’s the discipline side of love.
Every child needs the negative side of the “love battery” connected as well.
Just because a battery has a negative side, there is nothing negative about fully charging your child with the love of God. It’s the negative side that will make the positive side of the love battery feel that much better.
Conversation Starter: I’m interested in hearing your feed back on this analogy. Also, give me some examples of how you are fully charging your family member’s batteries?