This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger for the anger of men does not achieve the righteousness of God. ~ James 1:19-20
Somehow I've gotten the reverse ingrained as relates to parenting my kids. I am slow to hear, quick to speak, quick to anger.
And I wonder why the righteousness of God doesn't seem to be prevailing over our household.
Oh, that I would see my girls, not just as these small people in my charge to train and discipline and lead into adulthood…that I would see them as people, period. People made in the image of God. That I would respect their thoughts, hear their case, respond to them with love and honor.
And be slow to anger.