Oh, how they love each other!!
For sure, they fight sometimes. What siblings don’t? Yet their camaraderie is so bright, so natural, it outshines the bickering. Our God is flawlessly intentional, that these children must have been placed together in our family on purpose. What a tremendous opportunity we have, to nurture a relationship that God himself ordained!! Have you ever thought of your kids that way? It’s why we tell our kids, “We’re a team!” and “God gave us to each other.” We teach them to encourage, not compete. We make them share toys, hug, and apologize after a fight. Practically every parent would say they want their kids to have a loving relationship. Although some of our own actions undermine this kind of relationship, creating barriers that make it even more challenging for our kids. So, how do we cultivate a spirit of godly love between the brothers and sisters in our home?
The best way to influence our children is to set an example before them. Many children acquire the characteristics and habits of their parents. What we walk out before our children will manifest in their lives, so it is imperative that we stay in the Word of God as we raise our children. Being an example of Jesus doesn’t mean we’re perfect or have life all figured out. It means humbling ourselves and letting our kids see us ask for forgiveness, and use our shortcomings to teach about God’s grace.
Healthy sibling bonds offer a wealth of training & skills, that contribute to prosperous relationships for the rest of their lives! Ultimately, their experience with our example will be the greatest relationship book that their eyes will ever read!! What a significant responsibility. “ Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.”
1 Corinthians 3:4-5
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