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DAY 2 : ACCEPTED

“But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

- Romans 5:8 {ESV}

One of the non-negotiable needs of every child’s heart is the need for a secure love – the need to know they’re accepted no matter what. This is a job custom-made for parents who love their children more than they love themselves.  To assure them of our full-out secure love, we need to accept them when they’re cute or cranky, winsome or whiny, stellar or stubborn.

Accepting this child as God’s wonderful gift to us is different than accepting and condoning their bad behavior. But if they know we’ll love them no matter what, they will receive the discipline and consequences of their unacceptable behavior as another assurance of our secure love. Give thanks for God’s mercy in your own life that leads the way in extending that same acceptance to our child no matter what kind of a day they’re having.

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 ~ Resource of the Day ~

To find out more about giving your children a secure love, read Grace Based Parenting.

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This is Day 2 of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children Challenge.

Please be sure to follow along this month as we encourage parents to be intentional about praying for their children. Read all of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children posts by clicking here.

We’ve also created a calendar (two color options) that you can download and print to keep at your desk, on your fridge or wherever you’ll see it and be reminded to pray.

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Darcy Kimmel

Darcy Kimmel has a heart for encouraging and equipping parents and grandparents to maximize their unique callings in life with the Grace Based Parenting model for relationships. Her greatest joy comes from her own family and relationships. Darcy speaks at marriage and parenting events with her husband Tim. As a writer, Darcy is co-author of several books on parenting, grandparenting and family relationships.

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