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Thursday, January 6, 2011

This Week at MOPS at Real Life

Happy New Year, MOPS!

If you ask most moms, their number one concern when it comes to parenting is discipline and behavior.  Most of us deal with these issues on a daily (or hourly) basis. Robin Miller gave us some wonderful information on raising children the way God meant us to. Robin gave us clear direction on why discipline is important and how she uses it in her own home with her four children. Although we all know it, a friendly reminder that consistency is key, gave this mom a much need wake-up call.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the topics covered, along with a pertinent bible verse to support it:

Disobedience—Ephesians 6:1 “Children obey your parents in the Lord, for the this is right.”

Blaming and Making Excuses—1 John 1:19 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrightousness.”

Arguing and Contention—Philippians 2:14 “Do everything without complaining or arguing.”

Complaining and Ingratitude—Proverbs 15:13 “A happy heart makes the face cheerful.”

Lying, Deceit—Proverbs 12:22—“The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.”

Hitting/Biting/Kicking—1 John 3:15 “Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in Him.”

Robin also discussed the issue of spanking or “The Rod,” as mentioned in the bible. The following verses support spanking as a means of discipline: Proverbs 24, Proverbs 22:14, Proverbs 23:13, Proverbs 29:15

Some helpful parenting resources used in the Miller home include:

For Training in Rightousness by Pam Forster

Along the Virtuous Way by Gary Ezzo

On Becoming Babywise by Gary Ezzo

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

Romancing a Child’s Heart by Monte Swan

To Train up a Child by Michael Pearl

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Little Boys Bible Storybook for Mothers and Sons by Carolyn Larsen

Little Girls Bible Storybook for Mother and Daughters by Carolyn Larsen

Bible Nurture and Readers Series by Rod and Staff Publishers

If you are interested in a parenting seminar, “Growing Kids God’s Way” will be offered at Real Life in February.