The one thing that probably wears me down more than anything else as a mother is bickering: petty arguments and their results. "Maaah-meeee, he hit me!" I used to feel like a referee!
I began to see that I was also encouraging my children to become gossips as they constantly reported their grievances to me.
We knew there had to be an answer! So we started digging into God’s Word. Here it is in a format that even a toddler (or adult) can understand!
Based totally on Scripture, this cartoon-illustrated chart-and-book set outlines:
9 steps for an offended person to follow
5 steps to encourage the offender to confess and forsake his sin
10 Scripture-based guidelines for parents when they must assume the role of judge in offenses.
Examples from lives in the Bible
What to do with a false witness
How to discipline a child who takes pleasure in getting another child in trouble
Includes a chart outlining steps for both parties, with Scripture and cartoon drawings, and a 28 page booklet giving further directions, ideas, and verses that apply. The booklet material can easily be incorporated into your family worship time.
Scripture can help bring peace to your home!
The chart is available in a color, smaller, laminated format, or as a large wall chart printed in black and white (Your children will enjoy coloring it in!). Scripture quotations are taken from several translations including the NKJV and NIV.
Read Eclectic Homeschool Online's Review
KLE of Colorado, 9/9/2014
This has become a welcome tool. I've hung the laminated version on our pantry door and my p/ks often ask me to read what the captions are to the pictures, which has led to some good discussions. When first hung I found my elementary student reading over it a number of times as well. It has been one resource that has gotten consistent use primarily because it has encouraged me to go from reactive to really helping all of us consider the many aspects of being or having offended.
Very handy. Shows what the proper response is when a problem arises between siblings.
Elisabeth of New Jersey, 12/6/2012
The Brother-Offended Checklist is so helpful in teaching biblical ways to deal with conflicts. Some of the information was new to me, as I did not learn about this at all growing up, so this has benefitted our whole family as we seek to serve Him!
DMH of NE Tennessee, 9/23/2012
This chart made a big difference in teaching our children how to work things out between themselves instead of tattling on one another. What a great tool! Nothing beats Scripture!