Category: Proverbs

Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 33: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

This is our last catch-up day for our study of James 1! For an optional lesson, return to Nave’s Topical Bible to read the verses on “Wisdom in Speaking.” These verses will help us know what to put on when we lay aside our sinful speech habits. Click again on “Dictionaries” in the “Tools” menu. (App users, tap the verse text,. Then click “Dictionaries” in the options.) Then scroll down to “Nave’s Topical Bible” […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 16: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

Today’s the day! Use it to catch up on some of those lessons you haven’t been able to complete! Spend some time memorizing a verse or two from the chapter, too! For an optional assignment, type the words “I am” in Blue Letter Bible’s search box. Before clicking “Search”, click the blue “Adv. Options” button to the right of the search box, and type “John” in the “Custom Selection” box.  (App users, search […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 18: Abigail’s Discernment

The author of 1 Samuel has made it clear that Abigail is very different than her husband Nabal. “The woman was discerning and beautiful, but the man was harsh and badly behaved; he was a Calebite.” What is this discerning woman, the wife of a harsh and badly behaved man, going to do after he has aroused the wrath of Israel’s future king? Assignment: Pray for wisdom and a heart that […]

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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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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 […]

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Why Learning to Obey is Good for Our Children (Obedience, Part 2)

Why learning to obey is good for our children

Last week, we looked at some ways we can easily allow our children to disobey. This sparked some good questions, which will be addressed in next week’s post. Before we talk about teaching obedience, it’s important to consider why obedience is so important. Here, as in many aspects of Christian parenting, we should look to the example of our Heavenly Father. Why does God ask us to obey Him? How […]

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Training Children for Their Good

When I wrote about Discipline vs Punishment a few weeks ago, I was surprised by the animated discussion that followed. In the comments and in a post update I added, we talked more specifically about what discipline and punishment look like in the home and what constitutes biblical discipline. About the same time, I discovered an article entitled Training Children for Their Good, by Andy Naselli. I found this very […]

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Feeling Stuck

I hear a child’s frustrated crying in the kitchen. I go to investigate, and I find my 2-year-old son pushing with all his might against a chair, angry that it’s not moving. He has plans, but something has gone wrong. Soon I realize why he’s upset. The back of the chair has run into an open cupboard door and stopped his movement. But his head is down, his brow is […]

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Advice for homeschool graduates

‘Tis the season to celebrate graduations. Young people from your friends and relatives, and maybe even one of your own children, are advancing from one phase of education on to the next exciting season of their lives. Much advice could be given to young people launching on a new phase of life, but here are three key practices that will get them off to a strong start as adults. It’s […]

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More Family Fun with Drama!

Don’t forget! The deadline for our Bible Drama Video Contest is less than two weeks away (March 5)! If you decide to do some story-acting with your children, even if you’re not going to enter the contest, (but hey, there’s great prizes!), take advantage of the different ways you can enjoy this family activity! Besides reading the story from the Bible and then acting it out, try out some of these ideas: Let […]

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