Monitoring Your Mouth

Monitoring your mouth according to God's will. ConnieAlbers.com

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and a new year, it is easy to get caught up in the stress and anxiety of creating those perfect memories for your family.  Kids are overtired, everyone is home together more often, extended family sometimes comes to stay, schedules are different, and the stress of it all sometimes has mom exhausted!

If there’s one key idea I’ve learned during my parenting journey, it’s that we should not react in anger to situations that come up with our children.  Too often we do react in anger, and we hurt our children with our words.  The best advice I can give is to s-l-o-w- down and take some time to really listen to your children.  God’s word clearly says to be quick to hear and slow to speak (James 1:19).  So make sure you take the time to truly hear what your children are saying.  This must be done intentionally.  That’s right – you must put the iPhone down, disconnect from that tablet, look up from your stack of post-holiday bills and really focus on your child, face-to-face. (more…)