Well, what has worked for you? You have been successful in self control and accountability, haven’t you? Oh… I see…. That’s where we should start, then. Our children are watching our behavior. If we tell them they are on the computer wasting time playing games, don’t you think they are watching what we spend our […]
How to Stop Lecturing So Much (and teach more)
When my children were babies and toddlers, I talked a lot. I named constantly, pointing out flowers and bugs, describing emotions and defining terms like obey and share. I wrestled to explain things simply so that they could understand. Every year I added more ways to anticipate what was going on in their heads, and […]
How Does One Overlook an Offense in Love?
Seems a lot of our “spiritual moments” here at home lately involve problem solving of some sort. And it can be difficult because, while I want my children to be kind and sensitive to others, I also don’t want to teach my children that every offense needs to be confronted, or corrected, or responded to. […]
Teaching about Spiritual Gifts
At the church we’ve been attending, the new members’ class includes a discussion about spiritual gifts. Since David and Bethel are a part of the class, they took the spiritual gifts inventory. (They also completed and discussed a simpler inventory with their youth group.) Some churches do go overboard with teaching about spiritual gifts, and […]
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