Music to my ears

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Practice singing off-key, then singing in tune, and discuss how bickering is like discordant music.

Discussion point: It’s more enjoyable to live in harmony with others.

Play some music on the piano or stereo. Sing along, singing off-key and then singing in tune. (If you are gifted musically, you can play chords that are harmonic or discordant.)

To foster discussion, ask your children which singing they think sounded better. Follow up with the question, “If this music represented a family, which family would you rather be a part of?” Bickering or arguing sounds like discordant music – it grates on everyone’s nerves! Conversely, when everyone is choosing to live in peace, the “music” is beautiful.

Close by praying together, asking God to send His presence in the form of the Holy Spirit to fill your home and your hearts with peace.

Relevant Scripture

1 Peter 3:8-9 “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

Galatians 5:25-26 “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”