Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches! The stores are full of heart shaped candies, cards, stuffed animals, treat bags and much more! Love is just not for the month of February, it’s the feeling, action, and words that stick around for a lifetime. One of our life’s greatest joys and challenges has been teaching our kids to love one another in good times and bad!
Our sweet boy, our blonde sweet girl and our little love are all on the floor playing with one another, having great conversation and all of a sudden someone is not getting their own way and there is shouting, crying, and words tumbling out of mouths quicker than a bullet train….”well, if you don’t play my way I am not going to be your sister,and I won’t love you anymore.” Ouch, gotta stop cooking dinner and address that one….”Tell your sister you are sorry. Think before you speak..Your words have power. Give her a hug.”
This scenario has played out countless times in our home. I smile as I write this but in the moment it’s not so cute.So how do we teach our kids to show love to one another? We turn to the place that has been our life’s compass..the bible! In I Corinthians 13 it talks a lot about love and we use that as a guide to help teach our kids what it is like to love each another which in turns spills out beyond the walls of our home to loving others.
Love, Mom & Dad