Today in the 40 Day Devotional series, we read…

Week 4: The Compliment Plate

Each night as you sit down to eat supper with your family give one person a special plate. This is the compliment plate. Whoever receives the compliment plate that night gets a compliment from everyone at the table. Rotate the plate so each night someone different will get the special compliment plate, including mom and dad. Guide your children in giving authentic words of affirmation not surface compliments. If used consistently, this simple exercise will teach your children to look beyond clothes, appearance, etc… and look for what is helpful for building others up according to their needs; a skill that has seemingly been lost in today’s harsh world.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29