An exhausted friend confided in me the other day, saying, “I hate my kids.” I was shocked, knowing how much this individual loves those little ones. I didn’t know how to react. What do you say? Is there anything helpful to be said at all?
Even the best of us fail sometimes. We can forget to doubly clad our families on cold days (Proverbs 31:21). We can exasperate our children (Colossians 3:21). We can snap at our children and fail to extend God’s grace to them after God has been so gracious to us (Matthew 18:21-35). However, the guilty feeling that usually follows these failings is not one to be suppressed or glossed over with the help of wine (like some cultural influencers might tell you).
For years now, we as Christian women have lended more favorable ears to superstar “Christian” speakers, entertainers, and elites (like Oprah, Beth Moore, Beyoncé, & Gwenth Paltrow) than our Bibles. However, this must stop. They are just dressed up serpents trying to get us to take home a poison apple to our families. Stop it, Eve. Just stop it.