[I started this post back in May but never posted it. Here's the short of it.]
My puppies are teaching me far more than I can blog about without a separate puppy blog. (I should have had puppies before I had kids?)
I've been told that mother dogs know which puppy needs barely a nip and which puppies need a good solid bite to teach them. There may be a science to training dogs and a definate list of do's and don'ts but it seems that some of the most successful training is relational - love building mutual trust and respect. Quickly! Puppies grow much faster than children. At 9 months, they're teenagers and some of them stay that way a long time. :-) THANK GOD our children don't grow from babyhood to adolescence in 9 months. Imagine twins!
In the scriptures, how does God parent His people? How does He parent you?