How do you help your kids when your spouse is having an affair? What is the ideal? What do kids need? What are some common pitfalls that parents make? And how can God heal broken hearts–yours and theirs?
In this week’s episode, we begin our series “Helping Your Kids Survive an Affair” by examining the biblical ideal. This will give us some idea of what God would like our families to be like, and help us identify areas where we’ve fallen short and need God’s help right now!
Verses in this podcast:
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Deut. 6: 1-2 “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—-that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you…so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you”
Deut. 6: 5 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
Deut. 6: 6-7 “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.“
Malachi 2: 15-16 “Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth. “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” says the Lord Almighty. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.”
Ephesians 6:4 “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
Psalm 34:11 “Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD”
If you’d like to learn more about “Helping Your Kids Survive an Affair,” join us next week when we’ll be discussing what kids need to do in order to deal with a parent having an affair.[audio: https://s3.amazonaws.com/affaircare-podcast/Help+Kids+1-The+Ideal.mp3]