Teaching Moment by an Application

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

Last week in our Covenant small group (our married couples group), we had the men and women split up for the application in our study. With two other men, we were trying to think of ways to be a blessing to our wives. As we went around and shared, I realized that it doesn’t take much to bless someone. The issue is more of the thoughtfulness and the time that it takes to bless a person.

To my embarrassment I shared that I would like to buy Christina some flowers. I didn’t realized how long it has been since I bought her some flowers “just because.”

Today, as I was ready to go out, I realized that this would be a good teaching moment for the boys. Therefore, I took them with me, albeit they didn’t know where we were going. I think the curiosity made them follow me… ha!

When we got to the store I shared with them how I wanted to follow through on a commitment I made. I also “confessed” my lack of thoughtfulness and my failure to express my love to their mom. It was pretty humiliating for me and I don’t think they knew what to say or do :-)

But then I told them that it was important as they get older that they learn how to appreciate people and especially the special women in their lives (their sister and mother)… the girlfriend talk will come later – Lord, please later than sooner!

We had a great time picking out the right colors and wrote them a small little card to say how much we appreciate the two most important women in our lives.
 
 
 
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Mommy’s on the left, KiKi’s on the right

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