April 18, 2010

Treasure Them

"The best child training method I know is a heart that overflows with a consuming desire to give children pleasure. Our training can’t stop there, but neither can it begin anywhere else. It must be part of the image of God within us―that desire to bring pleasure to children, to make their lives fascinating and full of joy.” Says Michael Pearl.

“They are so easy to delight.”
“Go to the zoo, a playground, out to eat his favorite junk food, wherever, just as long as he is having fun and sees you enjoying him having fun. Smile into his soul until you see something that makes you smile without effort. Talk with him. Let him know that he is special to you.”
“Spend some time worshiping God and giving thanks. When God has your heart and you know you are loved and forgiven, you will be able with joy to pass that love and forgiveness on to your children.”
“kids who know they are treasured will give you their all to be worthy of your high opinion of them.”
“They don’t want to do anything to break fellowship with you. They will seek to be all you want them to be. You have their heart; you have their will.”
All the above quotes came from this article

“He’s a hedonist at heart. All those fasts and vigils and stakes and crosses are only a façade. Or only like foam on the seashore. Out at sea out in HIS sea, there is pleasure, and more pleasure. He makes no secret of it; “at his right hand are pleasures forever more." Screw tape talking with wormwood from Screwtape letters by C. S. Lewis (Ch 22 Pg 118)

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