I’ve already discussed (or maybe just quoted, I forget) the “Burning Love” chapter in “Sacred Parenting”, but felt the need to share the following:
During this chapter i felt convicted to memorize a specific verse dealing with anger to help combat my own “temper tantrums” (particularly in my response to the kids’ temper tantrums….). To aid in the process of not avoiding, but submitting my anger to God, particularly in the “heat of the moment”. Here is where I ended up in my search:
James 1:19 & 20: Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires.
it’s really the second part (vs. 20) that struck me as pertinent to my parenting. Ultimately my anger flares because I desire my kids to be righteous, & ultimately, MY anger will NOT make them righteous before God…..most likely the opposite.