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fighting for their hearts

by Shawni

“As parents, it is not our job to save.

That is the Savior’s job.

It’s not our job to fight for their behaviors.

It is our job to fight for their hearts.”

I don’t know where that is from…some podcast somewhere that I paused and scribbled down on a little scratch piece of paper in my car. So I’m sorry that I can’t give credit. But it was a good reminder to me. So I figured I’d share.

Good speed on winning those hearts.

Love conquers all.

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8 comments

Keya March 10, 2020 - 6:30 am

Amen to that.

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Stacy Romero March 10, 2020 - 7:41 am

I needed to read that today. Thank you! So true – I’ll keep fighting for the heart and not the behavior.

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Tracy March 10, 2020 - 8:01 am

Do you (or your parents) have any words of wisdom for parents who have fought for the heart and have children struggling spiritually?

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Melissa Smith March 10, 2020 - 2:46 pm

Shawni! It was from the Jody Moore podcast with the Leading Saints guy — the one you recommended about can we disappoint our Heavenly Father? Anyway, I listened to it and loved it.

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Heidi dressel March 10, 2020 - 3:29 pm

I remember hearing or reading that as parents we don’t need to be their Saviour, they already have one, that’s not our job. Our job is to love them”.

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Alison March 10, 2020 - 4:13 pm

I wrote down the same quote – I wish I could remember the podcast, too – so much wisdom!

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Janan W March 10, 2020 - 6:09 pm

Excellent well-timed reminder. Thank you!

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Kristine March 11, 2020 - 9:19 am

What does that mean? Fight for their hearts? Win their hearts?

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