How to Find Rest in a Busy World

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Family, Leadership, Parenting

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Transformational Rest For Educators

By Marla Campbell

In this article, Marla Campbell from the Cook School of Intercultural Studies of Biola University looks at the impact of Sabbath and rest on ministers and parents—urging ministers to model this vital spiritual intimacy with God. Read the rest of this entry »

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Start in the Heart

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Family, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

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King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived. He said to “guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23). Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, reminds us that the heart is shaped by what you think about all day long. Read the rest of this entry »

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Discipline is NOT Optional

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Family, Leadership, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

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“The rod and reproof give wisdom, 
but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. When the wicked increase, transgression increases, 
but the righteous will look upon their downfall. Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart” (Proverbs 29:15-17 ESV).

How Kids Think

Kids protest, “Why are you punishing me?“ Children can see only that correction results in a rebuke, spanking, or loss of privileges. They cannot yet appreciate the long-term value of learning an important lesson that molds, strengthens, and perfects their character. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rx for Angry Families

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Family, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips

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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).

Summary

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 »

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The Blessing of Boundaries

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Family, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

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“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 »

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