A Loving Balance
Tough love comes easier to some than to others. The “tough” in tough love means you enforce a standard of behavior based on your understanding of God’s Word and its principles for your family. The love part of tough love means you exercise spiritual leadership in an atmosphere that is mutually supportive and encouraging. The “love” part can’t waver any more than the “tough” part. 1 Corinthians 13:7: “[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Ask God today to help you make your love as consistent as your discipline.