Category: Encouragement

Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 28: Teaching Forgiveness

Did you see the consistent theme in the verses about forgiveness in our last lesson? We’re called to forgive others because God has forgiven us. It’s all about the gospel and what Jesus has done for us!. Assignment: Pray for God to continue teaching you as you study this important topic. Then open up your notes from Day 27. The truths in these verses are some of God’s Words that are […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy Busy Mamas, Day 27: Forgiveness

We’ve been looking at strife – where it comes from, what it is like, what we should do instead of quarreling, and how to help our children overcome the temptation to quarrel. Before we start wrapping up our study, let’s take a couple days to look at how to respond to disagreements and offenses. What should we do when we’re on the receiving end of contention? What should our children […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 26: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

Another catch up day is already here! Make the most of it! For those rare few of you who are keeping up with the daily posts, I recommend going back to that list of verses about strife from Nave’s Topical Bible and reading more of the verses. (We only looked at ones from Proverbs, Romans, and James in our lessons) Keep taking notes. Then look back over them, and do some more brainstorming on how […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 25: What to Do with Quarreling

We’ve read some verses. We’ve taken some notes. We’ve thought about what we’ve read. Now, how do we live what we’ve learned? How do we help our children quit arguing? How do we quit arguing? Assignment: Pray for wisdom. God has an infinite supply and He’s eager to give it to us. Then open up your notebook. Let’s look at the notes you’ve taken from the past two lessons. Look first at the notes […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 24: More on Quarreling

Yesterday we got started looking at some verses about strife. Nave’s Topical has helped us by providing a list of verses about the topic. We’re going to continue studying those verses today, but I want to show you one other helpful resource. Assignment: Pray for God’s grace to see yourself honestly as you look into the mirror of His Word. Then head back to the topical listing for strife (“Study” > Encyclopedias / […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 23: Quarreling

We’ve seen that complaining is the result of not fearing God. When we fear and live in close fellowship with Him, we will “abide satisfied” (Prov. 19:23). We will trust God and be thankful for what He, in His wisdom, has allowed in our lives. If we don’t fear Him, if we don’t find our meaning, worth, and satisfaction in God, we will look to people and things to satisfy […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 22: An Antidote

We saw yesterday that the Hebrew word for murmur can also mean to lodge, remain, tarry, to pass the night, to stay permanently. When we murmur, we are dwelling on what is wrong or what we think is wrong. We are lodging outside of the joy and satisfaction that comes from finding our meaning in life in Christ. Today we’re going to look at where we should be dwelling when we find ourselves (or our children) passing […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 21: Dwelling

We could spend an entire month just studying the murmuring, ungrateful Israelites. They look an awful lot like us — chosen by God, blessed beyond measure, but still forgetting God’s love and faithfulness when things get hard. If complaining is a sin you struggle with, I would encourage you to spend more time studying the Israelites after you have completed this study. Their sins and their God-given triumphs are recorded […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 20: Whining

We’ve looked at obedience. We’ve studied the tongue. Now we’re going to look at what the tongue does when it doesn’t want to obey or when things aren’t going its way. Let’s take two or three days to look at whining and complaining. What parent hasn’t had to deal with that sin? (What parent hasn’t indulged in that sin?) Assignment: Pray for the time and energy to focus on what God wants to […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 18: Our Speech

We’ve spent quite a bit of time studying the topic of speech. That’s because our speech affects almost every other area of our lives, and it is involved in almost every parenting challenge we face. How we speak to our children will deeply affect how they respond to us. How our children speak to others reflects their view of God and themselves. The tongue is an active agent in anger, […]

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