Good Character won’t get you into Heaven

Good Character won’t get you into Heaven

People often baulk at teaching character because they think we are setting our kids up for salvation by good works. We are saved by the grace of God, the forgiveness of our sins because of the death of Jesus on the cross.  There is nothing we can do that will get us...
10 ways to be a Good Listener

10 ways to be a Good Listener

Are you a good listener?  Are your kids?  Successful communication is always a two way thing – with a speaker and a listener.  Both parties have an important role to play if there is to be understanding.  Unfortunately, there tends to be more lessons on speaking...
How to Teach Character to your Kids

How to Teach Character to your Kids

Character training is a part of giving our children the skills they need to live a relational and intentional life.  I define character as the quality of our responses to people and circumstances.  Character is what we call the actions we take based on our values.  I...
Develop Good Habits in your Family

Develop Good Habits in your Family

Habits – we either like the habits we see in our life or we wish they weren’t there. Habits are patterns of behaviour that are established by continual repetition – they are often acts we do without thinking.   But habits start some where – some time the first...
Chores teach our Kids Character

Chores teach our Kids Character

Most things that happen in family life can create a context to teach our children something – never more so than family chore time, the time we take to look after our stuff. Of course when we get our kids to do chores they are learning life skills to look after their...
How Responsible are your Children?

How Responsible are your Children?

Do you test your Children?  I don’t test my kids academically but I do test them on their practical skills and their moral strength – to see how responsible they really are.  A test is to see how much is known without eternal help.   Reminding our kids to do...

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