Helping Families Deal With Anger: A Biblical Perspective
By Sudi Kate Gliebe
In this article, Sudy Kate Gliebe from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary provides biblical strategies and tools for helping families and children who struggle with anger (get entire article as PDF download below).
The spiritual effects of anger in families are devastating. However, the Bible offers hope; it provides guidance on how to deal with anger constructively. This article will address the dynamics of angry families and the crucial role of parents. It will explore the contemplative method and its potential to provide biblical guidance and restoration to angry children. Specifically, the article proposes meditation and journaling as viable solutions to help children with habitual anger. Read the rest of this entry »
“Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil” (Proverbs 4:26-27).
How Kids Think
Kids complain, “My parents won’t let me do anything!“ As children grow older, they want fewer restrictions and more freedom. Kids cannot understand why parents don’t trust their judgment. They view parental boundaries as roadblocks to their independence. Read the rest of this entry »
Children don’t understand fairness in the same way as adults do. When a child isn’t getting what they want, they say “It’s not fair.” In this special article by Daniel Darling, you’ll discover three important keys you can begin using today.
There is a phrase in our vocabulary that nobody has to teach us to say. It’s a phrase kids learn very quickly in childhood. And it’s a phrase you should ban in your household: Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, provides this valuable training tip for teachers and parents.
We encourage parents and teachers to ask their children a series of questions after every discipline experience. One of those questions is, “Why was that wrong?” Some parents and teachers like this question because it appears to be a set-up for a lecture. Resist this urge. You may have a desire to lecture but your child may quickly turn you off. Read the rest of this entry »
In this article, M. Alyssa Barnes from North Georgia College and State University looks at the real challenge families face to integrate their child into a home church and practical steps for churches to develop an inclusive children’s ministry program. Read the rest of this entry »