May 27, 2017, 11:35 pm
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A child well-loved

A child well-loved 

Will know how to love well. 

A child mistreated 

Will mistreat others as well. 

When I wrote those two sentences recently, it was to preserve a thought that I felt was well-worth writing about, at a later time. And I’m glad that today seems to be the perfect time. 

Yes. We don’t have to look very far. The world is falling apart because of parents who failed to love their children well. Nevertheless, whether we were well-loved or not by our parents, we are still responsible for our own choices, our own lives. 

Life is all about relationships. We succeed or fail, depending on how good we are at maintaining our relationships: with God, with our spouse, our children, our parents, our siblings, the people at work; our friends, our peers, our helpers, our business associates, our clients, etc. While we may not get along with everyone, how we treat people largely determines how successful we truly are in life. 

Many people forget that. Many times they sacrifice relationships for “success.” They think that being rich or powerful or having the top notch in the totem pole is more important than having good relationships. So they ditch people for things. They forget that in the spiritual realm, people last forever -- but things don’t. 

If you define success in terms of money, position, power, or fame, then you have a feeble and rather shallow definition of success. 

For instance, a gambler defines success in terms of money -- having the biggest winnings. Same thing with a small-time pickpocket who defines success as having the biggest pickings. Or a devious fish vendor who aims to “profit more,” thanks to his dishonest scales. 

Money is their one definition of success. So if that’s your definition too, well, consider yourself in the same league as a gambler, a pickpocket, or a dishonest fish vendor. 

As parents, if we raise our children to love objects more than people, they most probably will. They will grow up materialistic, object-obsessed, and stuck on status symbols. They won’t have qualms about hurting others just to get what they want. They’ll define themselves through things and price tags. They’ll be social chameleons or social junkies who won’t have their own identities. 

If we raise our children to “win at all costs,” then they’ll most probably do just that. They’ll most likely grow up fiercely or underhandedly competitive. And maybe, also unscrupulous, bereft of integrity. Winning will push them, fuel them, define them. Or shatter them into a million little pieces. Think nervous breakdowns, clinical depression, suicides, or at the very least, extreme uptightness. You know what I mean, right? Nothing is enough for these people. They always, always have to know more, do better, feel superior to someone else -- a sibling, a friend, an office mate. The competition never ends. Eventually most of them self-destruct. 

Parents can bully their children into submission -- and these children will, most probably, bully others as well. Winning through intimidation -- it’s an old ploy that still works. Bullies bully others without too much imagination: cursing and coarse joking, veiled or blatant threats, physical aggression, lewd innuendos, flagrant abuse of power, sexual harassment, the systematic persecution and humiliation of victims, character assassination, patronage politics, etc. Bullies always end up having unsafe and destructive relationships with others -- especially the parents who bullied them. 

On the other hand, parents who are permissive, laid back, or compliant end up raising spoiled brats, underachievers, quitters, whiners and complainers who blame everyone for their problems, and crybabies who can’t take failure or defeat. They won’t take responsibility for themselves so they find their escape in drugs, alcohol, pornography, casual sex, computer games, and other addictions. They abort their babies, max out their credit cards, and live off their parents (or whoever they can latch on to for money). Each generation of spoiled brats will invent new and more horrific ways of escaping from reality and its responsibilities. 

That’s why the destruction of our children should stop here. The process of strengthening and building them up should start now, in our own homes. We must love our children well. Consistently. Relentlessly. 

Loving our children well is surprisingly quite simple. But it’s never easy. It means we must raise them to first, respect and obey God; second, respect and obey their parents and other figures of authority; and third, respect others. 

When children are taught to consistently respect and obey God and their parents, they develop a deep love for them. They experience love, significance, and security in their families. They grow up secure, responsible, balanced, resilient, respectful of others, able to accept failure or defeat. Experiencing love from God and their parents will develop healthy self-esteem in them -- and this will automatically overflow into their other relationships. As they value themselves, so shall they value others. 

Renowned Christian pastor and speaker, Josh McDowell, made this equation a buzzword, decades ago (referring to the relationship between parents and children): 

Rules + Relationship = Obedience 

Rules without Relationship = Rebellion 

Simply put, parents should continuously build a healthy, loving relationship with their children so that their children will be obedient to them. A healthy, loving relationship leads to cooperation and obedience. However, if there’s no loving, healthy relationship between parents and children, the children tend to rebel -- blatantly or secretly. 

Loving our children requires TIME. There are no shortcuts. It means intentionally spending time with them; having fun conversations with them; talking to them about God and Christian values; defining the house rules clearly and the consequences for disobeying them; applying discipline and consequences swiftly, fairly, and without favoritism; sharing meals together; learning things together; praying for each other; teaching them to love God and love others; teaching them to admit it, say sorry, and accept the consequences when they’ve done wrong; praising them for their good character MORE than their physical appearance or accomplishments; teaching them when to study and when to play; teaching them that winning FAIRLY is better than just winning; teaching them to share with, and have compassion for others, etc. 

There are many, many more things that we need to teach our children. Don’t be overwhelmed by how much. Instead, focus on what you can teach them today, every time you’re with them. But don’t be preachy -- it’s the fastest way to turn them off. Instead, be interesting, creative, resourceful, pleasant. 

Remember, your lessons are caught more than they’re taught! What our children see us doing leaves a much deeper impression in their minds than what we teach or say. 

The less of a hypocrite we are, the better teachers we become!
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