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As I mentioned earlier this week, role modeling is the best way to instill a strong work ethic and a heart of joy and thanksgiving when it comes to chores. And right up there with role modeling is Scripture.
Rob and I believe Scripture is one of the best teachers and use it often when we are teaching a new skill, building on a character trait, or addressing a wrong attitude or thought pattern.
There are 2 reasons we read, discuss, and even memorize Scripture:
1. We believe Scripture has the power to change hearts and lives.
Such as, did you see recently where Kylie Bisutti quit her very successful and very high paying job as a Victoria Secret model? And Kylie did so because she had been spending more time reading her Bible and as a result of reading Scripture came to believe that modeling lingerie and skimpy bathing suits was not honoring to God or her husband. That is the power of Scripture. If interested, check out Kylies's blog post I Quit Being a Victoria's Secret Model to Become a Proverbs 31 Wife. Here's a picture of Kylie:
The 2nd reason we use Scripture as a teaching tool is
2. We believe Scripture is relevant everyday of our lives, not just on Sundays. We do believe that God and His Word ties into everyday real world life and want to show our kids that.
One book Rob and I have in our resource library is Parenting with Scripture by Kara Durban (affiliate link below). This book is organized alphabetically based on a topic. You look up "responsibility" or "complaining" for example and then it lists the definition, Scripture, questions for discussion, and activities.
|Parenting with Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments|
In a world where right and wrong seem relative, this valuable guide is essential. When your child expresses anger, fear, worry or a lack of moral understanding, you now have a reliable source to turn to for subject-specific Bible verses, discussion questions, and action points. Written by an experienced educator, this reference can be used for teens as well as toddlers.
1. Proverbs 6:6-11
2. Philipians 2:14 (Do everything without complaining)
3. Colossians 3:23 (Do your work like you are doing it for God)
4. Proverbs 15:13 (A cheerful heart is good medicine)
5. Proverbs 10:4-5
6. Ecclesiastes 10:18
7. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
8. 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12
9. Proverbs 19:15
10. Romans 12:11
11. Ephesians 5:15-16
12. Titus 3:14
Anyone know of others to add to the list?
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Day 3: Chores Kids Can Do
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