Top temptations men face, 3

Posted: January 21, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Temptation three:

The temptation to deliver lectures rather than earning respect by listening and learning.

Let’s look at James 1:19,

This you know, my beloved brethren.  But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.  (NAS)

Chuck says,

Men, when things get out of hand at home, it’s our normal tendency to reverse the order.

  • First, we get mad
  • Second, we shout
  • Thirdly, we listen

When this happens, we get tuned out, by our family.  They stop listening.  They may give you eye contact, but they aren’t listening.  They go through a slow burn.  It’s a sobering realization, dads, but our home is not an extension of the office…and our wife and children are not employees.  Maybe we get respect automatically where we work, but at home we must earn it the old fashion way: we must work for it!

Tomorrow, temptation 4.


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