Raising Kids With Highly Charged Love (4 of 8) by Rick Ferguson
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(An exposition and application of 1 Corinthians 13)
Dr. Rick E. Ferguson
1st Corinthians 13
INTRODUCTION: If I were to ask you the question
today, "Do you love your children?" You would probably
feel insulted and be offended.
You would probably respond with an indignant tone of
voice, "Of course I love my child!"
And you know, I would probably believe you. Only a
person who is emotionally traumatized and sick would
not have a natural love for their own children.
MAYBE I SHOULD ASK A MORE PENETRATING QUESTION, "Does
your son and/or daughter KNOW that you love them?"
- This is the X-ray question.
- This is the question that really gets to the heart
of the matter.
- This is the diagnostic question that may help
explain some of your child's actions and behaviors.
The question is, "DOES YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER FEEL LOVED
I have to wonder if this question does not get at the
heart and guts of the escalating and alarming violence
we are witnessing in our culture.
EX. You have to wonder if the Columbine massacre
would have happened if two very troubled young men had
felt a strong, secure sense of familial love and
Would you not agree that kids who somehow grow up
without feeling the security of love and acceptance by
their Moms and Dads are going to be troubled kids? And
they predictably, will grow up to be very troubled
That is why I thought we might take the things we have
been learning about HIGH-VOLTAGE LOVE from 1st
Corinthians 13 and see if we can't find ways to apply
these truths and principles to our role as parents.
Can I tell you that when our first child, Brett was
born I felt like something was missing?
- I was in the delivery room with Kathy during labor
and I was there when Brett was born.
- An attending nurse took a few minutes to clean our
little boy up, weigh him, take a footprin ...
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