Reading tonight in “Grace Based Parenting” by Tim Kimmel, I was reminded that Satan is fighting for our kids. Scary thought. He knows the needs they have and tries to fill those needs in counterfit ways, even our youngest children. He operates within our children to lie and deceive them. A child’s three most basic needs are: (1) security, (2) significance, (3) strength. It is our job to daily processs everything we say or do to our children through the filter of these needs. If we’re not keeping these three needs to the foreground of everything, then Satan will use false ways to fill these needs in our kids. We need to shower them with love, purpose and hope. This first begins when you find it in your own relationship with Christ. As they see your needs fulfilled within the Savior, your example will put power and authenticity behind your words and actions.
It’s a GREAT book for Christian parents to read!