Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Love Them - You Will Not Spoil Them

I looked at some of the things Gary Chapman wrote in his book, "The 5 Love Languages of Children" and this quote caught my eye; partly because it is true and partly because it is basically what I wrote about in my book, "Don't Worry; It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren".

A grandma (or grandpa) who loves their grandchildren the way Jesus modeled for us - unconditionally, unreservedly and equally will not "spoil" their grandchildren. Jesus lavished His love upon us and we do not need to be afraid to do the same for the children He has given to us.

This does not mean we give them things we know are not appropriate or allow them to do things which we know are not appropriate, but we love them with a wise, discerning, lavish and unconditional love with our all. This is how Jesus loves us and when we love them the way Jesus loves us, we are able to do something incredible . . . we are able to give them just a small view, little experience of what it is like to know the love of Jesus. We are, as my friend, Linda Jacobs says; "Jesus with skin on."

So, love your grandchildren with your all. Love your grandchildren unconditionally. Love your grandchildren unreservedly. Love your grandchildren equally. Don't worry; loving your grandchildren like this will not spoil them. 

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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