Fatherhood—enlisting the help of angels

Fatherhood need not be a mental tug of war between Dad and the kids. Forcing children to accept certain behaviors and attitudes is as productive as trying to push square pegs into round holes. The solution I've found is to stop pushing and instead to yield to the heavenly Father through humble prayer.

Relinquishing this pushing of my advice is not a cop-out or a letting go of parental responsibility. It is a deeply rooted recognition that God, divine Mind, is the most effective Teacher and communicator. When I am frustrated in my efforts to communicate an idea to my children, I withdraw from the battle scene. I quiet my own thinking and pray, "Let the angels tell them."

Dear Sentinel,
June 10, 1996

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.