Friday, March 6, 2009

money WELL spent

6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-9

I really don't care much for parenting books and websites. For me personally, I have found just getting to know my children well, I am able to discipline or correct them in the way that works best for them. Now that Genna, Elijah, and Bella are at an age of reason, I've been wanting to use the Bible more when giving them correction in their behavior. Sadly though, I don't know my Bible well enough to be able to pull it out at any given moment and turn right to a scripture that talks about whatever the current problem is. This book is AMAZING. It is called For Instruction In Righteousness from Doorposts. This book covers just about every possible bad behavior your child might engage in, and provides tons and tons of verses from the Bible that discuss each of these behaviors. There is a sample on their website that shows what a couple pages in the book look like. Here is part of the description from their site: We want our children to understand that “right” and “wrong” are absolutes, based on God’s standards, not ours. For me, that hit the nail right on the head. I want my kids to understand that I'm not out to take away their fun or be tough with them just because I can. I want them to see I am trying to direct them into the life that God wants them to live, which will ultimately lead to the most happiness they could possibly get out of this life. I can honestly say that aside from the Bible itself, this might be the one and only parenting guide any parent will need. As an added bonus, I think Jeremy and I will benefit from this book too! (we all have something that we need to improve on right?) I really cannot express enough how pleased I am with this book. I feel the need to mention as well, that my purchase shipped out only 3 hours after I submitted my order, and arrived in only 2 days. (I chose the cheapest shipping option, which had an expected delivery time of 7-10 days) They were also kind enough to send a coupon code for $5 off my next purchase, and I am strongly considering buying a couple more of their products. In case anyone is interested, here is the website:
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