Focus on Discipleship and a $200+ Giveaway (5 Days of a Christ-Centered Home

*** This post includes affiliate links. For more information, read my full terms and disclosures.***
Discipling Our Children
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” ~ Matthew 22:36-40

There are probably different definitions of discipleship and what it means to disciple your children. The way I think of it, it is the daily teaching and demonstrating to your kids how to love God and love others. It is helping them learn to walk in the way of Jesus and keep His commands. 

This is the primary responsibility of parents who love the Lord. If you love your chidden and want what’s best for them, discipling them will be important to your parenting vision as well as the ins and outs of daily life. 


What Does Discipleship Look Like?
These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 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. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

This is another area of “Christ-centered homes” I must say I’m no expert in. My kids are all young and I know I have a long way to go. However, there are some things I’m learning and some awesome resources we have found in our journey thus far. 
  • Humility – Face it, you are a disciple of Christ and therefore still learning and growing. You don’t have all the answers. Humility in your parenting and teaching is critical to success. God is using you as a tool to raise up the kids He has entrusted you with. Let’s not lord that over them! 
  • Priority – As I said before, this is a top priority for you as a parent. That means that it necessitates intentional planning, prayer, study, and wise counsel. It also takes daily priority. Academics and the state of the house pale in comparison to the chance to teach your child to be kind when the moment arises. 
  • Form Heart Strings – Play with your children. Become students of them, knowing their dreams and preferences. Delight in them and do those special one on one times with them that form lasting bonds. I realize more and more how important this is. I want my kids to know that I love them, enjoy them, appreciate them, and that I am FOR them. 
  • Diligent Teaching - It’s important that daily life includes activities such as family Bible study, scripture memory, worship, and other things that teach about who God is and how to live for Him. We do this using our Sound Words curriculum and various Bible studies and devotions throughout the week. 
  • Seize Heart Opportunities - Every day, you will have at least several opportunities to slow down with your child and take a look at the heart behind his behavior and attitudes, whether good or bad. This takes time, but it is the daily grind of discipleship. We point them to what God’s Word says about it and how to follow His ways. 
    Resources and Links
    Here are some of the best resources for teaching and discipling your kids. 
    • Doorposts – Pretty much anything by them, but especially For Instruction in Righteousness and their parenting charts (in the giveaway!)
    • The Child Training Bible – we use this and the Virtue Training Bible nearly every day! It’s a system for marking character issues in the Bible for quick reference. (in the giveaway!)
    • Bible Road Trip – A wonderful 3-year program for teaching kids of all ages the Bible in-depth. We hope to use this in the coming year! (in the giveaway!)
    • Character Concepts – they have several books, but our favorites are the Character Trails and Crossroads of Character. The kids ask to read them all the time!


    Enter the Giveaway!


    Enter to win a great bundle of prizes!

    *** don’t forget to check in on Facebook at Proverbial Homemaker this week for flash giveaways! ***
    • The ABCs for Godly Children – From Lindsey Stomberg of TheRoadto31.com. Includes basic doctrine and theology, character and virtue studies, copywork, flash cards, games and more!

    Available in the US and Canada. Giveaway open through 4/17 and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. 

    a Rafflecopter giveaway


    More “5 Days of” from the Schoolhouse Review Crew

    Several bloggers from the Schoolhouse Review Crew are doing a 5-day series this week as well! Check out a handful of great reads below or click the image to browse all of the crew series. 

    Nicole @ Journey to Excellence ~ Missouri
    Dusty @ To the Moon and Back ~ Babywearing
    Kristi @ The Potter’s Hand Academy ~ Spring Studies
    Jennifer @ Royal Little Lambs ~ Essential Oils
    Annette @ A Net in Time ~ Science
    Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Frugal Fitness
    Meg @ Adventures with Jude ~ Homeschooling from the Kitchen
    Lori @ At Home: where life happens ~ Favorite Books


    April Blog Hop 



    Linking up with these great blogs.

    If you would like to have Proverbial Homemaker delivered to your inbox, click here: Subscribe to Proverbial Homemaker. Or join us on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.
    Follow my blog with Bloglovin
    A Sense of the Resurrection

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


    Comments

    1. says

      All these are wonderful tools. I would be awesome to have them all in my tool bag. We do use a lot of resources from Doorpost. They have helped out family in more ways than I can count.

    2. says

      The bible road trip seems interesting…our family does a lot of driving so anything with road trip attached usually fits us. The Raising real men would be helpful too since I have 3 boys!

    3. says

      Raising Real Men and participating in one of their on-line bootcamps are high on my list! But I’m also curious about the Bible Road Trip curriculum ~ we’re looking for something new, so now I’ve got another resource to check out ~ thanks!

    4. says

      I would love to win the Bible Road Trip book (or any of them!). Currently we use a Lifeway year-long study manual along with our bibles.

    5. Aaren Toney says

      I would to win any of all the resources!!! I have 4 boys ages 8 and under and need all the help I can get!

    6. Stevie says

      These would be amazing for my children. We do use We Choose Virtues. Thank you for the chance! Blessings.

    7. says

      We had a Child Training Bible, then our last move went badly and we lost a large amount of stuff, that included. I’d love to replace it. We’ve also just recently started the Bible Road Trip. It would be so handy to have everything in one file instead of all the smaller free files.

    8. says

      We had a Child Training Bible. Our last move went badly and we lost a large amount of stuff, that included. I’d love to replace it. Also, we’ve recently started using the Bible Road Trip. It would be so nice to have the big file, rather than all the smaller free files.

    9. says

      The Child Training Bible and ABC’s for Godly Children are items that I definitely would like to incorporate in our home. This is a great bundle and will truly be a blessing to a family. Thanks for the giveaway!

    10. says

      We have used Character Concepts books such as Crossroads of Character and Character trails many times with our children and they really enjoy them and by reading these together and talking about them helps us practice Godly character in all situations. We would look forward to any of the other supplemental books/resources as we continue to let God lead us in training our children.

    11. says

      My favorite child training resource is prayer! God gives me so much wisdom through prayer while in the thick of it! Also a ton of great books! This giveaway looks incredible!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    CommentLuv badge