3 Ways to Teach Grace to Your Kids
We've all seen it. The individual who gets shamed by cyber bullies because they've made a mistake. Maybe it was a big mistake. Maybe it was a small oversight. Whatever the fault, our culture seems to have given us the green light to teach these people a lesson. Nowadays, it feels normal to leave our disdain all over the comments section, and forget that these are human beings made in the image of God who are just as guilty as we are.
With the rise of social media, public shaming has reached terrifying new heights. So how do we teach our daughters to extend grace to people when the rest of the world takes pleasure in berating them? Here are three steps we need to take now to make sure that anonymity is not a temptation for our girls to join in on the condemnation:
3.) Show her your mistakes: As women, this is hard, but it has to be done. When we show our girls our jagged edges and ask forgiveness for our sin in front of them, it changes the way they look at mistakes, and shows them the depths of grace unending. It makes sin, and God's forgiveness all the more real, and helps them to understand that we can be mistake-makers and be redeemed all at the same time.