Category: Raising daughters

Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 12: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

It’s catch-up day again! I’ll bet most of you can make good use of the extra time! If you haven’t done the lesson for Day 9 yet, don’t try to do until I can revise it. I’m reorganizing  that lesson to make it easier and was hoping to post it today. However, I’m having computer problems that are making any kind of posts challenging at the moment. I’ll post a […]

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Enough

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by Bethany Forster Many lucky grownups like me can look back to a time of childhood bliss (blighted as it may be by pet deaths and mathematics). I imagine you would like your child to look back on the current days with similar fondness. Is that thought discouraging? After all, you had to harass them for the fifth time today about doing their piano practice or you lost your temper […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 14: Servants and Masters

We’ve looked at God’s command to children — obey and honor your parents. We’ve studied His command to parents — don’t provoke those who are supposed to obey and honor you. Don’t make obedience and honor difficult. Now we move to God’s commands to bondservants and masters. Assignment: Pray for understanding and for a soft heart that is ready to hear what God wants to say to you through our passage […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 12: Provoking, Part 1

Children are commanded to obey their parents. That means their parents need to help them learn to obey. But even while we are seeking to do that, we can say and do things that make it much harder for our children to respect and obey us. Today we’re going to look at Ephesians 6:4 and God’s command to fathers. We’re going to look briefly at several key words in the verse to […]

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Transition

Someday our lives will settle down and we will post on a more regular schedule again. (In fact, in just a little more than a month, we’ll be posting everyday while we do our Busy Mamas study of Romans 8!) For now we’re trying to move. We have approximately 40 hours left to be completely out of this house that has been our home for 19 years. 40 hours to still figure […]

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Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 4: Consequences

Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 4: Consequences

As we seek to provide godly discipline for our children, there are times where it’s appropriate for us to devise consequences or allow them to experience the natural consequences of their sin. Why are consequences part of godly discipline? 1. Consequences prove that we love our children. “Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.” (Proverbs 13:24) 2. Consequences drive out folly. […]

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Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 3: Confession

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  If we give our children effective, Bible-based instruction, they will come to see how they have sinned. The next step is to encourage them to admit or confess their sin to us and to God. Even 3-year-old can say “I was wrong for disobeying”. Here’s why it’s important for our children to learn to confess their sin: 1. Our goal isn’t to merely change our children’s behavior. We’re teaching […]

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Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 2: Instruction

Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 2: Instruction

  Why do we discipline? What is the point of our child-training efforts? It’s not ultimately about good behavior. It’s not about the convenience of having well-behaved children. It’s certainly not about giving out just deserts when children make mistakes. Our first goal as parents should be shepherding our children into their own personal, growing, relationship with God. As God’s representatives to our children during their early years, we’re part […]

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Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 1: Preparation

Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 1: Preparation

I hear crying coming from the family room, where my three and six-year-old children are playing. I’m sitting in my chair, reading a book, and I don’t really want to be interrupted. But I get up and go in. The struggling stops as I enter the room, and reddened, tear-streaked faces look up at me. “What is going on?” “He was pushing me!” “I had the tricycle first!” “But you […]

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Child Training Boot Camp Giveaway!

It’s time to have our traditional end-of-study giveaway! This time we’re giving away $123 worth of Doorposts products! The winner of this giveaway will receive: Her choice of Plants Grown Up for boys or Polished Cornerstones for girls (Over 500 pages of different ideas for Bible study projects, reading material, and practical, everyday activities to help our sons and daughters love and follow Jesus. Use from preschool until they leave home!) plus For […]

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