I know this is going to be a huge shock for you, but it appears the Gosselin children are beginning to act out! Duhn, duhn duhn....... The last few months have been wracked with pain, jealousy, anger and bitterness between John and Kate; and all is not well in the perfect little world of Kate. OK, you've got to read this quote:
"'I'm trying to give them the grace to see, if they’re acting out of line, I'm trying to look deeper into why that is," she says in the article. "Why the kids are acting out. Cause it’s all inter-related. I mean, they don’t see it, but it’s all interconnected'."
What???? Why are the kids acting out???? IT'S BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS ARE MUD-SLINGING AT EACH OTHER AND YOU'VE TORN THEIR WORLD APART!!!
It doesn't take any analyzing or seeing how things are inter-related!!! The only thing that is going to make it any better (besides a complete miracle of God) is to let them say what they want to say and grovel for their forgiveness!!! Once you've done that, then you can begin to rebuild their trust in you as their parents - and with that trust will come obedience!
There is a bigger purpose for this post, though. There are families in churches all across our country that are right now going through divorce and CHOOSING to ignore Biblical truth for their own selfish desires. I know this is messy, ugly and nasty stuff, and from a human and emotional perspective, I get it! But long before divorce papers are filed, long before bitterness and apathy forms - married couples must be willing to step and say "Enough is enough! I don't like living this way and I want to make this work!!!" If you are on that edge in your marriage, talk to someone who will encourage and help you bring peace and reconciliation back into your relationship.
PS - Sorry about the "rawness" of this post, but I am pretty passionate about this topic - especially right now.