This paragraph from Rachel Jankovic’s book Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches is a jewel:
“It is no abstract thing—the state of your heart is the state of your home. You cannot harbor resentment secretly toward your children and expect their heart to be submissive and tender. You cannot be greedy with your time and expect them to share their toys. And perhaps most importantly, you cannot resist your opportunities to be corrected by God and expect them to receive correction from you” (pp. 14-15).
Let me guess…your sweet wife is reading this?
You got it, Jill. I gave it to her today for her birthday.