In Christ alone--love this song "No guilt in life, no fear in death This is the power of Christ in me. From life's first cry, to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny. No power of Hell, no scheme of man, could ever pluck me from His hand. 'Til He returns, or calls me home, Here in the power of Christ I stand."
Wow. Yes. Speak with words of encouragement, inspiration, love, and gentleness. Listen with sincerity, listen without getting distracted. Really give your time, your attention, and yourself to the person who is talking to you. Remember this with your children. Is it going to work all the time?? NO! I promise you that, lol, but it will make them feel more comfortable talking to you and you'll be more comfortable listening. This will carry on into adulthood; that I do know for a fact.
Thank heaven for dirty dishes. They have a tale to tell. While other folks go hungry, we're eating very well. With home and health and happiness we shouldn't want to fuss. By this stack of evidence God's very good to us.