Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It Takes A Tornado???

There are three children in the family around 7, 9, and 11 years old.  They don't like each other.  They fight continually.  Two weeks ago, a massive tornado roared through their school and they didn't know if their siblings made it out alive.

All three of them did survive and now they love each other.  One is in the hospital mending from her injuries as the other two weep with her, so happy that they are all alive.

Why must it take a near death experience for siblings to love each other?  All throughout the Bible, we are commanded to love each other.  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. {I John 3:11}  Beloved, let us love one another:  for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. {I John 4:7}

It is your responsibility as parents to make sure your children love each other.  Ken was continually telling my children that "Alexanders love each other."  You must train your children to love each other for it does not come naturally.

Don't allow them to fight and quarrel.  If they do, tell them they must sit on the couch right next to each other for 15 minutes and then hug each other.  Do this consistently until they stop arguing.  They must learn from an early age how to get along with others without quarreling but pursuing peace with all men.

Your home will become so pleasant.  Strife divides and tears down a home.  Peace unites it and makes it a place people want to be.

In the picture above is Steven and Cassi on the right.  They are only a year and a half apart and have always been close and love each other very much.  Julia and Ali, my two precious nieces, are on the left and they both love their wonderful brothers!