Submission: Giving up getting our way
Submission starts with the firm truth that submission is always voluntary. Please check out a blog I wrote about when submission is harmful. Submitting is an act of choice.
In order to teach our children to give up getting their way, we must practice giving up ours. Our children are watching when we give up our way in the context of our marital relationship, in the context of our work inside and outside the home, and especially when we give up getting our own way when our will collides with the will of God.
As a family when you are playing together, practice submitting to each other.
When there is a clash of will—invite all parties into a time of solitude then a discussion of submission and what it looks like to love one another.