Love Them When They Are Least Lovable

Posted: October 1, 2012 in Fatherhood, Marriage

I read an article about parenting recently that stressed telling your kids that you love them every day.  It stressed that repetition is very important in the growth and development of children.  So, the most important things that we want them to know and learn need to be repeated often.  The article went on to stress the importance of how kids need to know that you love them even when they are least lovable.  Loving them and letting them know they are loved even in those very difficult times teaches them about unconditional love and transcends mere words.  

I thought about this and how its not just true with my kids, it is true with my wife and it’s true with friends. We all have times when we are less lovable.  In those less lovable times we can really shine, we can show a deeper love, the love of Christ that is in us.  I’m not saying it’s easy and I’m not saying that I have it all worked out.  What I am saying is that if we want to build relationships with those who are most important to our lives, we need to love unconditionally.  Allow those people to be human as you would want them to allow you to be in the times that you are less lovable.  How do I know that you have times when you are less lovable you may ask? And to that I would respond “Dude, seriously?”

Until next time remember WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

 

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