WELCOME to the second installment of the Embattled Spirit series:
“What I Wish I’d Known . . .”
To read the first installment, click here LINK
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1) The Hereditary Factor <><><><><>Clean up your heart A-SAP
AFTER both of my kids were born, I learned this: my character defects and moral flaws not only affect my children, but those ugly traits and habits rub off on them. The sooner I learned to overcome through the power of Christ, the better I was at helping my precious ones become overcomers.
Got an anger issue? Depression? Bitterness? Lust? Don’t wait to get help.
2) The Education Decision<><><><><>No social robot mentality
ULTIMATELY, I was responsible. We tried private school, homeschooling, and public school. And if I knew then what I know now, hands down I would have begun with homeschooling. Don’t let society or government tell you how to raise your children.
Investigate all the options before deciding which one is best for your child.
3) The Facts of Life<><><><><>Expect it … yesterday
I NEVER learned about sex until junior high. My daughter learned about condoms from the neighborhood kids at age seven. This took me by surprise, mostly because we homeschooled. Be prepared to boldly yet tactfully discuss every subject matter long before you think you’ll ever have to.
4) The Fun Factor<><><><><>Party … often
ACTUALLY, we got this one right. After hearing a message on celebrating life by Luci Swindoll (Chuck’s sister), we incorporated “celebration” in to our weekly schedule. Putting the kids to bed then surprising them with a date to Dairy Queen, wearing pajamas. Stepping into character and including ourselves in their pretend world. Sock fights in the living room. Silly dancing.
Just do it!
WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU KNEW?