“Mine!” is a declaration with which most parents are all too familiar. Parents often respond to fighting over toys and possessions by becoming referees and sorting out what happened in order to decide the fair way to proceed. The parent becomes an investigator to find out the facts of the incident: Whose toy is it? Who had the toy first? Did they know the other wanted to play with it? Were they actually playing with it or just keeping it from the other child? Don’t they want to play with their sibling’s toys sometimes? Can’t y’all just be kind to each other?

This is how Pastor David starts out a must read post over at the ERLC blog. He skillfully shows us how these sometimes frustrating parenting moments are actually great opportunities for helping create gospel-categories in the hearts and minds of our children. I have no doubt you will be encouraged and helped by this post.

Read it here.