Does Your Voice Have Weight?

Whose voice has the most weight in your child’s life?

Exodus 20:12 says, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”

The Hebrew word for honor in this verse is  kabad, which means “to give weight.”  When Jody and I first discovered this, it was quite the aha! moment.

Our voices must carry the most weight in our children’s lives. More weight than their friends’ voices. More weight than Facebook. More weight than what they see on TV or listen to on their iPods. What we think should mean more to our kids than what their followers on Instagram and Tumblr think.

Stay tuned for the next few posts because we’re going to talk more about this and how this is really the core of what it means to have authority in our homes.

 

Jenni Stahlmann

Jenni Stahlmann is the mom of seven kids (ages 1 to 20) including one on the autism spectrum. She and her husband Matthew homeschool the whole brood. Jenni has been a journalist for more than 20 years, having covered government, business and family issues for a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Currently, she and Jody co-host a weekly syndicated radio show, write a weekly newspaper column and freelance articles and speak at churches, political groups and homeschool conventions about parenting on purpose.

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Jenni Stahlmann is the mom of seven kids (ages 1 to 20) including one on the autism spectrum. She and her husband Matthew homeschool the whole brood. Jenni has been a journalist for more than 20 years, having covered government, business and family issues for a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Currently, she and Jody co-host a weekly syndicated radio show, write a weekly newspaper column and freelance articles and speak at churches, political groups and homeschool conventions about parenting on purpose.

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