Power Friday @ Chicklit Power

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EL pen Logo with heartThanks so much for joining me for Power Friday @ Chicklit Power. Grab your coffee and come on in for a quick break.

This power thought came to me just recently while preparing for our third session of How to Love Who You Love, our Relationship Trench Class. We are learning so much in this class and my heart just wants to sing at all the revelations and breakthroughs the class is experiencing, both individually and as a group.

This past week the subject of respect came up, and a couple struggling with their three and five-year-old admitted to really struggling with this issue. Well, this really pulled a good majority of the class in while the ones who had already raised their child or children looked on, and before you knew it, we had been talking for 45 minutes.

See, many of us experienced either one of two philosophies about respect: It was either demanded from our parents, or crammed down our throat that it is something earned. Well, both of those reek with pride and what’s in the middle of “pride”? Yes, I!

You should have seen everyone’s expression when I humbly said it is neither! Do you know you can totally respect someone who is disrespecting you, and do it in the moment?


I’m glad you asked! There are a few ways, but one of the most effective is by informing the one disrespecting you that you care too much for them to participate in that conversation, and then walk away!

The questions came at me like arrows to a dart board aiming for a bulls-eye and they all had to do with children behaving disrespectfully and that’s where this power thought comes from.

If you want your children to understand respect,

live it, be it so they see it.

Children, for a short period of time, are your little mirrors, repeating nearly every move you make, your body language, your attitude, your words. If you are fighting in front of them, then you can rest assured when it comes time to discipline them for something, they will fight with you. Children learn to love how they see you love as well as from how you love them!

Be the example of respect for your kids . . . they are our next generation of preachers, teachers, workers, doctors, scientists, inventors, encouragers, artists, engineers, and the next addition to the Bride of Christ.



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One Response to “Power Friday @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Wowzer, I love that response to be disrespected. I am going to put that in the “old memory box” because that is a wonderful reaction to a potentially flammable situation. NICE!