Q: Who is Sally Clarkson?
A: One of the most gentle, encouraging, godly women who is speaking to mothers today.
Take the time to go and read her blog, especially this post: Adversary or Advocate?
Here's the question she's getting at: Is God our adversary, looking for every wrong thing we do, ready to pounce on us with a "gotcha" and devise an appropriate punishment? Or is He rather our advocate, One who is for you, defends you, and works for you?
And if we are reflecting God's heart to our children, then how about us? Are we our child's adversary, or their advocate?
Weighty, meaty, wonderful, encouraging stuff. Go read.