Saw this posted on a friends page and loved the thought.
Hebrews 12:11 says "All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness."
(KJV says : "Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. ")
What a comforting thought on so many levels. They were using it in reference to having to be hard on your children. The thought was used about being a "mean" parent. So many times have I cried about having to be that parent; but then I go to the store and see children who have "nice" parents. I wonder if maybe my thinking is obviously reversed. I don't want to be a "nice" parent if my children turn out like that. Lord help me!!