Love Your Child Unconditionally
I want to share a vision for who God has called YOU to be to your child and family: be LOVE incarnate. “Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all….. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up” (1 Corinthians 13:4a, 5-7 TPT).
Choose to love your child, regardless of how they are acting. Be that safe place for your child. Be a vision holder for your child. Hold on to that vision and do not let it go, no matter how they are acting. Treat your child not as their actions render them but as God defines them. This will make room for them to grow and change and will exhort them to become worthy of how you are already treating them. Choose connection over self protection even when it is scary or uncomfortable. Love is the best invitation to change. Be love incarnate to your child.