Joy in parenting is a gift of God. It doesn’t come naturally. It’s not the product of the flesh. Wherever you find a joyful Mom, you can be sure you’re seeing the Spirit at work.
What can we do to ensure that our families bear this fruit? First, cultivate thankfulness. Instead of laughter, some homes, including Christian ones, are dominated by shouting. Instead of the fullness of joy, some experience the fullness of bitterness and resentment. Ingratitude is at the root of many an angry, joyless home.
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