Monday, May 25, 2009

Children and Forgiveness

Among the many crazy and fun things our family did this weekend, Steve and I had the honor of attending a really great parenting conference at our church. I'll post more about it later on in the week but wanted to share something that really stood out to me. Our pastor reminded us that one of the goals of parenting is to teach our children how to deal with their sin. We want them to know that it's better for their sin to be out in the light because when it is, it can be dealt with and most importantly, it can be forgiven. And one of the best ways we can show them how to deal with their sin, is by us dealing with ours, especially when it involves us sinning against them. We must ask for forgiveness. We must show them how we confess. This is not weakness. This is showing them Christ and the gospel.

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