That is a Todd quote that I love more and more as I think about
I’ve always thought that people respect sincerity, and true emotion is sincere.
As a parent, our children know better than anyone what gets us
emotional. What we get emotional about is what will move them.
What is it that touches your emotions? Is that what you want to
move your children?
A clean house, exercise, sports, fancy dinner, nice clothes, beautiful hair, gossip, weather, a novel, what do you talk about passionately or get upset about if it isn’t right?
How do we talk about our Savior? Are we like the speaker that
gets excited about every detail of their testimony up to Christ and then stumbles quickly over their conversion and new life? We must have true emotion about Christ for our children to be moved towards Him. (obviously, Christ can call our children to Himself without us in the picture at all, I am just saying our sincere worship will speak to our children)
I am not encouraging you to live by your emotions. Instead, realize that whatever you have true emotion about, will move your children.