“In all things shewing thy self a partner of good works” Titus 2:7
Someone said, “One day my husband and I got into an argument and ended up yelling at each other. I retreated to the porch and sat with my head in my hands crying. Our 2 year-old overheard the argument. “I love you Mom,” she said, as she sat beside me and put her arms around me. “I love you too,” I said. She rested her head on my shoulder, hugging me hard. “I wish you could love my Daddy too,” she said.
Talk about ripping your heart out.
“But I do love your Daddy. We just had a disagreement.” With that my daughter smiled, got up and walked away. “Where are you going? I asked. She replied, “I’m going to tell Daddy you love him.”
If you expose your children to your anger, make sure they’re around when you forgive each other. Teach them how to deal with the issue – without attacking the person. Let them know that a difference of opinion can lead to a decision that makes things better for everyone and also that you can be wrong and still be respected and loved. This may mean teaching them things you were never taught.
If so, learn from the mistakes of your parents and pass it on to your children. Forgive when you’re hurt and don’t take your resentments to bed. Jesus said you must forgive “so that your Father in Heaven may forgive you.” Mark 11:25. So, do it for the sake of your children.