Slow to Anger (Proverbs 19)

with Ron Deal | August 6, 2020

I always try to get parents and stepparents to understand kids better so they'll be more patient with them and agents of healing for them. Proverbs 19:11 says, "Good sense makes one slow to anger." Children in stepfamilies have been through a lot. That doesn't excuse their behavior, but making sense of it is vital if you're going to know how to respond. Like, seeing sadness behind a child's frustration. That insight will add compassion to your response and that changes everything for a child.

I always try to get parents and stepparents to understand kids better so they'll be more patient with them and agents of healing for them. Proverbs 19:11 says, "Good sense makes one slow to anger." Children in stepfamilies have been through a lot. That doesn't excuse their behavior, but making sense of it is vital if you're going to know how to respond. Like, seeing sadness behind a child's frustration. That insight will add compassion to your response and that changes everything for a child.

Slow to Anger (Proverbs 19)

With Ron Deal
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August 06, 2020
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Ron: I have a hidden agenda in my work with blended families. I’m always trying to get parents and stepparents to understand kids better, so they’ll be more patient with them and agents of healing for them. Proverbs 19:11 says, “Good sense makes one slow to anger.” You see, wisdom and understanding gives you patience and more self-control.

Children in stepfamilies have been through a lot. That doesn’t excuse their behavior, but making sense of it is vital if you’re going to know how to respond. Like, seeing sadness behind a child’s frustration. That insight will add compassion to your response and that changes everything for a child. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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