I’m excited to be sharing at Jen’s blog, Being Confident of This. She’s doing a series on Family this month. You saw her post here a couple weeks back, and this week I’m sharing over at her blog. It’s a blessing to partner with another blogger who shares on the same topics and has a heart for marriage, family and missions.
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The other morning we woke up to a winter wonderland. The massive amounts of snow they predicted arrived during the overnight hours and we were looking at about 24 inches by the time it was all said and done. What I really want to remember from that day, though, is that my kids were spending time together – and it is not just because of the snow. With kids at a wide variety of ages, it can be hard to build those strong relationships.
I want to share 3 ways to build healthy sibling relationships. Please understand, I’m certainly not an expert and my kids do not always get along, but I think that these tips are ones we can all agree on and share with our children.
3 Tips for Building Strong Sibling Bonds
As our family grew, one thing my husband and I have done is to pray for our family – specifically our children and their relationships with one another. We realize that you cannot force people to get along, but prayer invites God to work in ways that we cannot. Unfortunately, prayer has not always been our first resource. We’ve tried taking matters into our own hands many times. I often wonder how much less stress we might have felt if prayer had been our first resource rather than our last resort.
How much less stress might we have if prayer is our first resource rather than our last resort. Click To Tweet
What we’ve really learned with prayer, though, is that it’s about more than just us praying for our children. The times that have been a big blessing in the kids’ lives have been when they have prayed for each other. There is tremendous power when you genuinely pray for someone else; it makes it difficult to stay upset with them.
Join me over at Being Confident of This to read the final two points on building strong sibling relationships.