Help! My Child is Making Bad Choices!

6 04 2011

As parents, we want to pass on good values to our children. We want them to grow up making right choices. We’d love to see them develop great character, excel in school, have long-lasting friendships and live with wisdom. As complex and pressure-packed as these goals may feel, accomplishing them doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

The Bible talks about having conversations with your children regularly about faith and God’s Word. Talk about faith when you’re hanging out in your backyard, when you’re driving to your camping destination, when you sit down together at dinner, as you help your children doze off at night and during the rush of getting ready for the day (Deuteronomy 6:4-7). Just talk. Tell lots of stories (personal, Bible, missionary, friends), ask open-ended questions (ie. questions that require more than yes or no answers) or give a word of encouragement.

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4 Constants in Family Bible Study from Pastor Mark Driscoll

20 04 2010

I came across some simple principles to help your family more firmly establish your habit of studying the Bible together. I think they’re basic, but a fantastic set of principles to master!

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A Starting Point for Family Devotions

7 04 2010

Kids need wisdom. Wisdom is best learned in the context of family. The source of wisdom is the Bible.

I hope parents want to have family devotions. Family devotions are a structured place where parents can fulfill the command of Deuteronmy 6. In that passage, we are reminded to have unstructured and structured times when we teach our children the Scriptures. I’m speaking here about our structured times.

The practical question arises: “How should we do family devotions?” Well there is no prescription for it. There are many ways and it doesn’t really matter what format we use. I think it’s more important to just try something and then learn and grow from there. So many people don’t know how to do something and so refuse to try. Just try. But let me suggest a starting point. It’s quite simple and seemingly mundane.

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