Saturday, June 26, 2010

How to punish a lying child

The child was expecting to be punished by her parents because that's what she had learned from the past but instead received forgiveness and no suspension of privileges. As the Father deals with us, we learn to do the same with our kids. I don't encourage this unless there is much prayer before. Imitating the Father is "humongously difficult". Hypocrisy is a micron away. Laziness is a master of disguise. Why am I writing this? Since there is so much prayerlessness, what I just said is mostly impractical nonsense. Therefore it is better to punish than to forgive the child until you learn to pray, pray, pray.

In a way this is not a message on parenting. It is a message on prayer and freedom.

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