- May 23, 2012
It has been a couple months since I updated this situation on here. The Brother In Law has been made aware that I will not be attending and has been made aware of the truth for my absence. They are disappointed but respecting my decision. The wife continues to say she’s going. Which brings me to my next issue. My son, is very attached to his mother. His grandma, the one putting on this reception is a very influential person to my sons life as well. If I insist he stay with me am I at risk of damaging my relationship with him or causing some kind of lasting resentment between my son and I ? I’m beginning to feel like this is going to be a wrestling match between my wishes as a father and their wishes. It’s going to be tough coming up against them because they know the way a child’s mind works . They know exactly what to say and how to say things to either make my son joyful or sad. Essentially, I’m fearful they may try to manipulate my sons emotions and leverage that against my decision. What can I do as a father to ensure my relationship with my son is not permanently damaged by this conflict? Please continue to pray for us.
speak to your son and ask him how he feels and give your Biblical reason why you are going to attend. Tell your wife " you know why I am not going and more importantly what God says about it. I leave you to your disease to not do what I have asked and what God has said to do between you and God. I love you and praying for you. however, God is going to bless one of our decisions NOT both.
IF I am wrong I will answer to God. If I am not, you will.
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