The Spirit As A Believer Of Christ, Future Educator, And Social Development, Gender,

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As a believer in Christ, future educator, as well as future mother I believe there is an absolute correlation between the fruits of the Spirit as seen in Galatians 5:22-23 to care giving. In my opinion, one should not submerge into a care giving position (whether that means being a mother, father, or teacher) unless they fully obtain the fruits of the Spirit. The entire portion of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 speak about love, however it was once explained to me that these verses are not necessarily only about lovers, but rather everyone such as friends, family, spouses, and even enemies. If we as believers, are to obey scripture such as to love our enemies such as in Matthew 5:44, then how could we be nurturing caregivers, without including the fruits of the Spirit. Through the entire semester, we have focused on multiple different aspects of children development, (attachment, temperament, play, social development, gender, and parenting). Every single one of these different aspects (in my opinion) have an absolute correlation to the fruits of the Spirit if we are truly considering it from a biblical perspective. In regards to temperament, as one may understand there are three different types (easy going, slow to warm up, and difficult). As any educator, or parent may understand, dealing which children, especially difficult children can be a daunting task. We as nurturing caregivers must work along side of these children with “love, joy, peace, and patience” in order to a

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