Teaching Our Kids

So, Mark and I chat frequently about how to bring our family closer to Christ.  We talk about what we need to work on and change and how we need to interact with our kids.  

I have prayed and thought about us writing a 'family' contract of sorts.  It would outline, Biblically, what we want our home and family to look like.  I know it sounds kind of silly... I mean a contract with your family???  Really?  But, I have been thinking about it lately.  I mentioned it to Mark and we're just going to pray about it and all it entails.  Stay tuned for that...

On a different note, this is one thing that will ABSoluTely be on our list of things we want to be included in our family: Bible reading time.  Liam loves his daddy more than anything, and here they are reading the Bible before we put him to bed.  It was so precious to see.  Cute boys, if I do say so myself.  

"Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction;
pay attention and gain understanding.
I give you sound learning,
so do not forsake my teaching...
Lay hold of my words with all your heart;
keep my commands and you will surely live.

Proverbs 4: 1-4

Man, it's so important for daddy's to teach their sons and daughters.  There is nothing that can replace that mentoring. 

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  1. I love your family picture. And the contract doesn't sound silly. It's nice to have family rules and guidelines that go along with your spiritual needs as well as all of the other ones. :)

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  2. My 3 year old started telling me the story of Jonah this morning at breakfast, and she told me how bad it is to run from God :) Start your Bible time now and don't forget to teach them to memorize scripture, you'd be amazed how much they will actually absorb even if they are only saying a few words from a passage. We started with the 23rd psalm and the Lord's prayer just leaving out words here and there.

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  3. i love this ... anything to put God first in the household is a good thing ... lovin your blog!

  4. Liz, first off that picture of you all is BEAUTIFUL. Second I believe a contract is a good thing, It would not only motivate but also crate some kind of reliability from every member in the family. Something good to teach the kids since they are young.
    We read scriptures ( or at least try to) every night before bedtime. It's very hard for the kids to sit still but deep inside they are really being touched by what we read. We keep it pretty short, too. But the kids totally look forward to it because they know it's MORE time with mom and dad.

  5. what a great idea... my "heart" post is about parenting as well, that is what drew me to clicking on your post. i will look forward to reading more about your "contract."

  6. I agree that it is so important to keep communicating about how you can keep your kids growing in their faith. I'm liking the contract idea. Smart thinking!