Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
Taxes are due this week. Tax preparers prepare tax returns, but what’s a dad to do with his drunk son who lives with his ex-wife? 1
Let me explain.
Desean loved his friends. It’s not that he disliked his family, he just loved to get out of his noisy, cramped apartment to have fun.
One night, a Wednesday night, at 11:30 P.M. you got a call from your ex. She snarled, “Is D there? He hasn’t come home.”
He hadn’t. You hadn’t any idea why she was asking, but based on her tone of voice she was angry, frustrated and scared.
While healthy parents reflect the love of God, unhealthy shame-filled, uncaring, unloving parents can do just the opposite; especially those who call themselves “Christian.”
God disciplines us like loving parents. God wants us to experience a healthy sense of “for your own good” fear.
The greatest challenge most people face is their unwillingness to live in and under the love of God. They either don’t know how to experience God’s love, run away from God’s love (as I have) or outright reject God’s love. There are, of course, many reasons for these reactions. Most of which traces back to poor human role modeling by “loved ones.”