Let’s Discuss Chapter 14
Do you struggle with losing your temper –you are NOT alone! Long ago I turned to the book of Proverbs in my Bible, grabbed a highlighter, and marked every.single.verse that referenced how I am to communicate with others (there’s a TON of verses between chapters 10 and 31 regarding our speech).
Some of the verses I both marked and committed to memory are:
“He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.” Proverbs 13:3
“A quick tempered man does foolish things.” Proverbs 14:17
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1
“A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.” Proverbs 17:27
“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Proverbs 29:11
In this video, I discuss “when mom’s lose their tempers” and our children’s perspective of us:
(if you cannot see this video – click here)
Ask your children to fill in these blanks for you:
My mom is______________.
Everyday she likes to _______________.
When she is angry she ________________.
My mom makes me feel _______________.
One thing I wish my mom knew about me is __________________.
I encourage you to ask your kids to fill in these blanks – to get the temperature of your home through your children’s eyes. Of course, sometimes moms are unpopular for not letting the kids eat candy, making them do chores and homework or saying no to certain activities and as a result they may say something negative –that’s not what I’m talking about here. This is about getting to our children’s hearts and giving our kids a safe haven and a place where they can be honest, so we can hear their truth.
Let’s ask our children to tell us our story. Listen. Learn. Love. And know – none of us are perfect. We all must turn to the perfect one – Jesus – to help us in our battle with our flesh. Let’s apologize to our children when we lose our tempers.
1.) Do you struggle with your temper? If so, what is it that tends to set you off?
2.) Look at Galatians 5:22-25. What qualities are mentioned in verse 22 that you could apply to these tense situations?
For Extra Discussion go to the Forum and click on the thread that says “Chapter 14″
Walk with the King,