Paul Tripp: God doesn’t call people to be parents because they are able

Foarte adevărat este faptul că nu sunt un tată capabil, competent. Este perfect ok să mă simt inadecvat în acest rol incredibil de frumos. 

Sunt un păcătos ce creşte o mică păcătoasă. 🙂 

Sunt dependent 100% de mila şi îndurarea lui Dumnezeu.

Sunt perfect conştient de slăbiciunile mele şi mă rog să mă port cu milă şi har cu fetița mea. Nu doar acum când slăbiciunile ei sunt adorabile, ci şi peste ani când ele vor fi, poate, deranjante.
„Like everything else God calls people to, God doesn’t call people to be parents because they are able. If you read your Bible carefully, you will understand that God doesn’t call able people to do important things. Abraham wasn’t able. Moses wasn’t able. Gideon wasn’t able. David wasn’t able. The disciples weren’t able, and the story goes on. The reason for this is that there are no able people out there. They just don’t exist. And they surely don’t exist as parents. God did not create human beings to be independently able; he designed us to be dependent. It is not a sign of personal weakness or failure of character to feel unable as a parent. The reason you feel this is because it’s true! None of us has the natural storehouse of wisdom, strength, patience, mercy, and perseverance that every parent needs in order to do his job well. Independent ability, like independent righteousness, is a delusion. So quit beating yourself up because you feel inadequate; you feel that way because it’s true!

But there’s something else to be said here. No child really wants to be parented by parents who think that they’re able. “Able” parents tend to be proud and self-assured parents. Because they are proud of their ability, they act too quickly and with too much self-confidence, and because they do, they lack patience and understanding. “Able” parents tend to assume that their children should be able too, so they tend to fail to be tender when the weaknesses of their children get exposed.”

Paul David Tripp, Parenting


10 ways you are being unfaithful to your spouse


… and you don’t even know it

Having an affair is not even on your radar. Never gonna happen. You love your spouse and you’d never be unfaithful to her or him. However, you may be unaware of other ways you are being unfaithful. If these actions continue, you may find yourself on the slippery slope that leads to that never-intended affair and a sorrow you never wanted in your life.

Unfaithfulness usually creeps in through the back door, disguising itself as harmless fun or innocent behavior. If you want your marriage to endure and be filled with happiness you may need to check this list to see if you have fallen prey to any of these unfaithful behaviors.

1. Flirting

2. Confiding in the opposite gender

3. Spending time alone with someone else

4. Talking negatively about your mate

5. Chatting on the Internet with someone of the opposite sex

6. Dressing to attract the attention of someone other than your spouse

7. Writing personal intimate notes or letters to someone else

8. Not being a willing sexual partner with your spouse

9. Putting your parents before your spouse

10. Putting your children before your spouse

Check yourself on these points and make sure you are being 100 percent faithful to your spouse. By doing this you will create a genuinely happy and fulfilling marriage.

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