Here are a few questions that I brain stormed recently in preparation for a meeting with the men at our church. Take a look and see how well you'd be able to answer these questions about your children. Use it, not as a tool with which to beat yourself over the head, but rather as a ruler to assess the areas where you need to get to know your children better.
Reminder - getting to know your children requires that you set aside time. This will not happen by accident. Be at least as pro-active in doing this with the kids you love as you are with the co-worker that you can't stand.
- What words would you use to describe each of your children?
- What are their strengths and natural abilities?
- What are their weaknesses and the things that they struggle with?
- What sins are they struggling with?
- How will these realities affect them as they get older?
- What are you doing to nurture their gifts?
- What are you doing to help them overcome the sins that they struggle with?
- What are their worries?
- What are their favorite activities?
- Who would they consider their good friends?
- Are you asking your wives for their insights?