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May 10, 2018


The Importance of Keeping Your Word With Your Children


Have you ever said any of these phrases to your kids?

  • Just a minute.
  • I'll be right there.
  • Give me five minutes.
  • I'll be there in a sec.
  • Just let me finish this one thing.

Then what happens?

Inevitably, time gets away from you and you are much later in getting back with them than the minute, five minutes, second, or "1-task-completion" you've promised.

What does this communicate to my kids?

  • They're not a priority.
  • They're unimportant.
  • I am not a woman of integrity.
  • My word is untrustworthy.
  • I care more about tasks than people.
  • I am selfish.
  • I don't care about what they have to say.

I could go on, but it just makes me sadder, so I'll stop.

SUGGESTION: Check out the blog post, 4 Ways Women Tear Down Their Homes and Strategies to Build Them Back Up.

SUGGESTION: Read Charles Wesley Naylor's full article, What is Your Word Worth?

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Our integrity is required for our kids to trust us.  We lose influence with them if we are not women of our word.  They will choose to listen to someone else, and sadly, most listen to culture and peers who aren't the "iron sharpening iron" type.  If we want to impact our children we have to realize that the impact is related to the influence, and the influence is based on trust, and all of it is directly related to what comes out of our mouths.

SUGGESTION: Read this brief article by Michael Hyatt, Keeping Your Word.


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