To coincide with the release of our latest children’s book, The Friend Who Forgives, we have interviewed two parents about how they handle forgiveness in their own homes. Yesterday, we heard from someone who’s children are now grown up. Today, it’s the turn of a mother with young children.
Disclaimer: I’ve laid out below what my husband and I are seeking to teach our children about forgiveness with the gospel as our guide. However, life is messy, busy, and often stressful, and situations don’t always work out as we hope they will. So we are constantly seeking God’s help in the weakness we feel and display, and are prayerful that God would show our children the heights and depths of his own loving kindness to them, which—even on our best days—we can only poorly reflect. It’s also true to say that having children is, in itself, a lesson to us—as parents—about the unending patience, mercy, forgiveness, and grace of God!
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