Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.
Your words can either make or break your children. Use them to speak life.
Nothing saddens me more than to walk into a room and hear a mother chastising her child by saying things like “Why you so dumb and stupid. You gon’ be like yo sorry daddy;” Or worse yet calling their children everything but a child of God. What do you think will happen if you always call your children bad? It can become a self fulfilling prophecy. Scripture tells us we have the power of life and death in our own tongues and despite the cliché about sticks and stones words do hurt.
If you’ve been harsh with words spoken to your children prayerfully acknowledge your sin and seek forgiveness. Look for opportunities to affirm your children. Catch them doing something right and praise them for it.
What were the last words you spoke to your children today?
Meet Cheryl Lacey Donovan
Cheryl Donovan is a native Houstonian who is walking in her destiny as she ministers the word of God all over the country. Her captivating messages are delivered in a no nonsense transparent dialogue with her audiences.
Cheryl believes in the Psalms 11:25 which says, She who refreshes others will herself be refreshed; therefore, she tries to be transparent as she speaks and writes about her valley to mountain experiences.
Cheryl resides in Houston with her husband of 16 years. She has two grown sons and a step-daughter who has a son of her own.
To learn more about Cheryl or to have her speak at your next event visit http://www.cheryllaceydonovan.com
The Ministry of Motherhood
In a time when teen pregnancy is on the rise once more and single mothers are being blamed for all of societies problems, Cheryl Lacey Donovan presents a view of single motherhood that tears down all the excuses for why single mother's can't succeed.
Cheryl Donovan shares her valuable insight into the spiritual and biblical principles associated with being a good mother.
A former single mother herself, Cheryl shows readers that through the abundance of God's grace and love along with determination and perseverance, children don't have to become statistics.
Cheryl identifies key biblical principles and displays practical life lessons that can help to establish solid foundations upon which to rear happy, well rounded, productive children.
Cheryl provides insight the will assist the reader to look inside themselves for change. It will help them identify the strongholds of poverty, lack of education, and abusive relationships and help them tear them down with the help of the creator.
Cheryl's powerful testimony about her journey from teen pregnancy, domestic violence, and single parenting, to award winning author, educator, and inspirational speaker is sure to empower, enlighten, and inspire mothers everywhere.
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Peace In The Storm Publishing (May 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches