Parenting with Scripture is an easy to use topical resource that parents of toddlers through teens can use when teachable moments arise. This effective guide helps teach children how to think and apply God’s Word in their daily lives.
The 101 alphabetically arranged two-page topics address behavior, attitude, emotions, and actions. Examples include Forgiveness, Humility, Anger, and Procrastination. Each topic is comprised of Scripture passages, discussion questions, action items, and parenting tips. This revised edition of Parenting with Scripture adds detailed help for parents to quickly identify teachable moments and know what to do when they appear.
I have consistently taught my children that we are all human and make mistakes. Sometimes big ones. But because of God’s grace and mercy we can ask forgiveness and learn from our mistakes.
I do this because, GASP, I am not perfect. I lose my temper, yell, get angry and turn into “Goofy” behind the steering wheel (Let me know if you catch that cartoon reference?). But because “I” am not perfect I completely understand that my daughters aren’t and don’t want them growing up feeling as if a failure or mistake defines who they are or that they have lost God’s love or favor because they make wrong choices, decisions or steps.
Needless to say because of imperfections and because we are human with natural tendencies that aren’t always flattering we find ourselves with many teachable moments as to how our behavior should reflect Christ and not ourselves.
Parenting with Scripture is the perfect tool for those teachable moments that pop up throughout the day without notice. Here is a great example…recently my daughters joined a pottery summer class. It was only a three day class and they enjoyed it…but they also had a couple of moments where there were tears, hurt feelings and the desire to keep something a “secret”. Parenting with Scripture was a great way to have God’s word and verses quickly at my finger tips so that my daughters not only heard but also were able to read the verses that dealt with honesty (p.122), gentleness (p.100) and friendship (p.96).
Parenting with Scripture is sectioned off by subjects in alphabetical order. Each subjects lists a few verses with book and chapter included for easy reference and comparison to your own personal bible translation. Each subject also includes a discussion section , a take action section and a parenting tip.
Since you never know when a “teachable moment” will occur…I have kept this book with me on a daily basis along with a few other essentials so that I have easy access to it at all times.
It’s not a book that you’ll read from cover to cover (of course, you can if you want) but that’s not the way it was structured. It’s definitely a reference tool and a very resourceful one at that.
The IE Mommy