Learning to Understand One Another

It’s one thing to hear someone speak and it’s another to understand what’s being said. We continued our family series in Sr. High OTTAGETTU this week by talking about the priority of understanding one another and doing so honestly. We looked at Nehemiah’s life and how he took time to hear what a family member had to say, then honestly assessed who he was and how he needed God’s help. Nehemiah also was honest with his shortcomings and ultimately committed to making a difference, and these are the very things we can do, too.
I’d encourage you to take some time this week to read Nehemiah 1 on your own and then think about these questions, maybe even discuss them with your family:

  1. What situations create the greatest moments of honesty in our family, and which situations seem to hinder honesty?
  2. What can I do to help encourage more honesty in our family? How can we work together on this?
Discuss ways you can be honest with one another as you seek to better understand what it means to be a parent and a teenager in today’s culture. Honesty can strengthen a family, and we can make a big impact when we treat family members with the same type of respect we would like to receive.

Talk about how you can pray for one another and take a moment to do so together.
Remember, you’re always welcome to call or email me if there are any ways I can pray for you or your family. Have a blessed week!

About Gene Reineman

Gene has been on staff @ CFCOG since 2006. He & his wife, Joey, have two children, Josette & Gabriel. Gene enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Phillies, & UNC Basketball. He also enjoys running, swimming, & playing golf. Gene’s approach to ministry, is in part, drawn from 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.” – NLT

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