Well, what has worked for you?
You have been successful in self control and accountability, haven’t you?
Oh… I see…. That’s where we should start, then.
Our children are watching our behavior. If we tell them they are on the computer wasting time playing games, don’t you think they are watching what we spend our idle time doing?
We first need humility and mercy that says “I know how hard this is. Let’s work on it together.” I’ve noticed my children react pretty negatively when I gloss over my own weaknesses to insinuate that their struggles are simple to overcome.
We also need humility and mercy that says “Biblical self control is a fruit of the spirit, not something you can work up yourself.” Our man-made self control is no match for strong arm of the flesh. Man-made self control is helpful, but by itself can lead to pride and set us up for failure. (Let him who thinketh he stands take heed, lest he fall)
More to come.