Kids

I wish that they would…
  1. Pay attention and listen to me
  2. Stop screaming, shouting and yelling
  3. Stop hitting or biting each other
  4. Be kind to one another
  5. Understand how they are making others feel
  6. Understand how much I love them
  7. Pick up after themselves
  8. Show honor to Amy and I
  9. Be safe in their wildness
Things that I can do (…by the power of the Holy Spirit)
  1. Pay attention and listen to them
  2. Show them empathy and not sympathy
  3. Meet their needs (even before they express them)
  4. Keep my tone and attitude (not screaming, shouting or yelling)
  5. Never hit or bite or be physically aggressive to them (even in discipline)
  6. Keep my peace and calm
  7. Be kind and loving towards them
  8. Show respect and honor to Amy (and others)
  9. Ask them how could we be safer when they do something dangerous

Amy

I wish that she would…
  1. Run after God with all she is
  2. Understand and put her full and complete hope (and future) in God
  3. Know that she does not have to be the victim any longer (and recieve emotional healing)
  4. Be honest and tell me how she really feels
  5. Show me respect and honor.  Acknowledge me
  6. Submit herself to godly leadership and counsel
  7. Acknowledge that rebuilding our marriage is what is best for the children
  8. Start speaking into my life in full truth… and full grace
  9. Align her will with God’s will and not be ruled by her emotions
Things that I can do (…by the power of the Holy Spirit)
  1. Run after God with all I have
  2. Stop all physical abuse, threats and damaging words
  3. Be completely honest with her
  4. Provide her with security and provision
  5. Show her love, empathy and compassion
  6. Value her feelings, opinions and insights
  7. Pray blessings and protection over her (constantly)
  8. Submit myself fully to godly leadership and counsel
  9. Speak encouragement and God’s perspective.  Apply grace to every truth I speak

 

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