Turning the Volume DOWN and the Communication UP

Taken from Fall 2007 Eternal Encouragement

Turning the Volume DOWN and the Communication UP

Remember, this is a battle between you and the one whose goal in life is to see you fail. Put your armor on and pray. Pray for forgiveness, strength, and wisdom from your own mouth and your husband’s, as well as from others. Prayer is not suggested, it is absolutely vital if you want to overcome a habit of yelling.

If you are yelling at your children, they are going to grow up believing that yelling is an effective way to communicate. Of course, we know that this is not true so, here are some ideas for turning the volume down and the communication up.

1.     Apologize. Before you do anything else, share your heart with your children. Ask them to forgive you for allowing yourself to become so angry that you yell. Now tell them that you are going to be working on it, and with the grace of God, you are going to overcome it. Continue reading

For the Children’s Sake

Originally written August 2009

Children feel secure when they know that Mom and Dad love each other — particularly in today’s world, where 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Half of your children’s friends have gone, or are going through a divorce; or maybe it’s your kids who have survived a divorce and are now living in a new family arrangement.


Your children need daily proof that their family life is stable and predictable. When you make a commitment to your marriage, your children will feel the difference. No, they won’t suffer from neglect! They’ll blossom when your marriage—and their home life—are thriving.


What do you do to make your children feel like their life is secure?

Love, Love, Love,

Lorrie, Randy’s Rib

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