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DAY 15 : HONESTY

“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

- Hebrews 4:14-16  {ESV}

No parent has to sit their child down on the couch and say, “OK, honey, today I’m going to teach you how to lie”. No, they are good at it right out of the blocks. The nuanced skill of a two year old to lay one on you is, quite frankly, admirable. Our job is to make them bad liars. To catch them every time and hold them accountable. In order to build the character trait of honesty into their hearts, we need to make telling the truth, even with the negative consequences, more attractive than telling a lie.

Teaching our children to be honest is the compassionate response of a loving parent because we know it will save them from the high cost of making bad choices in their relationships, their jobs and their walk with the Lord. Heavenly Father, please fill me with your grace toward my child to encourage them to come boldly for forgiveness when they mess up.

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Grace Based Parenting

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This is Day 15 of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children Challenge.

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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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