As moms, we have a lot to do! It’s easy to become overwhelmed. If we’re not careful, we can find ourselves dragging around on an empty fuel tank. We probably all know what that feels like! But being a busy mom (or grandma…or working woman…or student) shouldn’t mean we can’t stop and take time to re-charge. Most of you have already been involved in one or more of our Busy Mamas […]Read More →
You know that feeling? You suddenly realize something is missing — something important — and you don’t know where it is. I’m becoming far too familiar with that feeling lately. Not sure what’s up. Here’s the report from just the last five days: I was ten minutes late to an appointment because I noticed part way there that I didn’t have my purse with me. I left my wallet sitting in […]Read More →
Child Training Boot Camp is Finished!
Taking a break from arranging wedding flowers to check out the new book! The books are finished! Today we are excited to offer Child Training Boot Camp, the fifth book in the Bible Study for Busy Mamas series. In this thirty-day Bible study guide, you’ll learn to use topical Bible study methods to discover what God says about some of the typical challenges we face day after day with our children, including disobedience, bickering, […]Read More →
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. […]Read More →
Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 3: Confession
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
Thirty (Two) Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 32: What Next?
What are you going to study next now that you’ve finished the Child Training Boot Camp study? I’m sure many of you already have plans for other studies, but if you would like to continue studying child-training issues on your own, here are a few suggestions: Pick another area of sin that your family is struggling with and use Blue Letter Bible to study it in the same way we have studied the […]Read More →
Thirty Days of Child-Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 1: Our Job
Are you ready? Today we start our child-training “boot camp”! We’re going straight to God’s Word, because that is where we’re going to find the real answers to the challenges we face as we seek to raise children who love and obey God. I still remember the season when our first three children (all boys) were little and stretching my patience and “wisdom” (ha!) to their limits. God drove me into His […]Read More →