5 Ways to Help Our Children Find and Keep Friends

Galatians 5 gives us the best example of what the fruit of the spirit should look lik”: 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” 

We should demonstrate the fruit of the spirit to everyone, not just those close to us. For example, when the wai”ress gets our order wrong, do we complain and send it back, asking for a refund? Or do we keep it in stride, knowing they made a mistake, and act gracefully and gentleness? Do we become impatient in an overly long slow- moving grocery line? Or do we take the time to look around us and talk with people to seek opportunities to spread the gospel? Not only are our children watching what we say and do, but the world is also watching. 

The world is crying out for people who act like Christ. When we act gentleness, respect, and love toward everyone we meet, even those with whom we disagree, we demonstrate the fruits of the spirit. In a world where everyone feels they need to give their opinion, let’s silently, with our actions, demonstrate what it means to be a good friend to others so our kids can learn that as let’s

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