II Samuel 15:1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

How not to raise or create an Absalom!
1. Take a stand against and discipline sin when you see it 2 Samuel 13:22 Ecclesiastes 8:11
2. Don’t allow a wall or division even if there has been a failure 2 Samuel 13:37
3. Express what you feel, your love 2 Samuel 13:39
4. Don’t make the discipline too hard 2 Samuel 14:24
5. Praise character not physical characteristics 2 Samuel 14:25
6. Keep open lines of communication 2 Samuel 14:32
7. Don’t wait too late to kiss 2 Samuel 14:33
8. Forgive and teach to forgive so that the root of bitterness doesn’t spring up and defile many
9. Don’t wait too late to deal gently 2 Samuel 18:5

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