Monday, October 13, 2014

7. Honor

"It's standing when a lady enters the room and offering her your chair. It's being a servant leader. It's defending the weak. It's being a man of your word." 
~Caid (a grown up boy)

Our boys are young but it's never too early to teach them about honor. We use this word synonymously with respect. They may not always fully understand the word and the depth of its meaning but we will continue to use it in our vocabulary so with time it becomes a part of theirs. 

Honor/Respect are mostly associated with what is earned or deserved but I think it also should be modeled. You hear people say "honor your parents" but I believe we should also respect our children. For instance I have learned that my oldest child does not respond well to public correction. He is easily embarrassed and shuts down. I try and respect that for him it is a big deal. In turn we've had the conversation that he must also think about how his behavior may dishonor me at times and therefore we both try to have respect for each other. We don't always get it right but we are striving towards being honorable and showing honor. 

May You, Lord, bestow favor and honor upon Mack and Parker. For no good thing do You withhold from those who walk up rightly. (Psalm 91:15)

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