As a rule, nothing provokes parents to anger quicker than disrespect. In this broadcast, Lou Priolo (one of the featured speakers at the. Getting a Grip: The Heart of Anger Handbook for Teens [Lou Priolo] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. I’m angry, got a problem with that?. ANGER! Is it ever in your home? Do your children ever speak to you in angry, disrespectful tones? Do they ever fight between themselves? Have you ever lost .
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As a rule, nothing provokes parents to anger quicker than disrespect. There is something about an insolent son or daughter that upsets a parent and incites him to action—often the wrong kind of diserspect. Disrespect is first and foremost an attitude of the heart. It is rooted in the sins of pride and selfishness.
It is a root out of which flows all manner of other sins i. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceitbut with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves. Disrespect has to do with not esteeming others more highly than ourselves.
Beyond this, it is not giving others the honor that they are due and, in some cases, showing contempt for them. Because it is rooted in pride, disrespect loathes humbling proilo in the presence of others by treating them as if they were in any way superior.
Yet, ironically enough, olu selfishly longs for others to esteem itself highly. It is vital that you try to convict as the word for reprove in 2 Timothy 3: Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promiseso that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
How to deal with Disrespectful Teenagers – Part 2
He is reminding you that you have been commanded by God to honor your parents. The word honor means to revere, to hold in awe, to place a high value on, to venerate.
As you can see, this again is a heart attitude. It is out of this internal attitude that obedience naturally and freely flows, along with all manner of gracious forms of communication.
How can God expect me to honor you guys when you consistently do things that pou me to lose respect for you? One day, he was escorted into a room of religious authorities the Sanhedrin who were about to falsely accuse him of wrongdoing. As he stood in their midst between two guards, he began speaking: Do you sit to try me according to the Law, and in violation of the Law order me to be struck? He made an accurate assignment of his personality. Priplo, something quite remarkable happened.
Others in the room began to confront Paul as they pointed out to him that the man he had just publicly ridiculed and called a whitewashed wall had a divinely-appointed position that went along with his despicable personality.
But you cannot lose sight of the fact that God has given us a position of authority that you must honor. You must learn to salute the uniform God has given us even if you believe it is six sizes too big. We can talk about that later.
How to deal with Disrespectul Teenagers – Part 3 » Lou Priolo Resources
Next time I will suggest some other things you can do to help your disrespectful disrespct better understand the proud and selfish motives of his heart that generate his disrespect. I will also offer some ideas to assist you in encouraging your child to examine his motives as a prerequisite to showing him how he can and why he should be more respectful.
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