As a Christian parent, I know that the Bible is the best resource for training and disciplining my child. However, in moments of discipline, sometimes it is hard to think of the right verse to say – if not the right words period. This is what I love about the book, Parenting with Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments. This book is a must-have for all parents – actually all of us, parents or not!
Ginger Plowman has a similar chart and speaks of how important it is to correct bad behaviors with Scripture. She explains in her book, Don’t Make Me Count to Three!, that we can’t just “put off” the bad or sinful in our children. We need to “put on” Biblical wisdom too. How true is this in our own lives?! We can’t just say, “I need to stop gossiping” and try to stop gossiping, but we need to dwell on God’s truth about how wicked the tongue is and how damaging gossip is.
This is why Parenting with Scripture is so powerful! Keep it at arm’s reach throughout the day. If siblings are fighting or if one of your children are dealing with jealousy, the book has the answers for you. The book points you to the best answers there are – the Words of the Bible.
I like how this book also offers some quick discussion points and questions that we can ask our children. The point of this book is to get at the heart. What good is a child that obey and acts perfectly on the outside but sins in his heart? Yes, that child is easy to deal with, but his salvation and love for God is questionable. This book will help you train and discipline your child’s heart, while helping him or her to develop a love for Scripture and God.
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