Monday, December 27, 2010

Launching Your Arrows...how are you preparing your children?



"We don’t aim to hold on to our arrows all the way to the target. They’re not push-pins, they’re meant to fly. Our job is to shape and prepare the arrows so when they are released, they fly straight and true on their own. The time is coming when they will leave our quiver and depart on their life’s mission, as we have to prepare then – and ourselves – for that launch."~ Raising Real Men


  • What are you doing to prepare YOUR arrows to hit that target?
  • Do you have regular family worship?
  • How are you discipling your children regularly?
  • Are you obeying Deuteronomy 6:6-9 in instructing your children?
  • Are you being consistant in enforcing boundaries and rules?
  • Is your discipline consistent?
  • Are you spending one-on-one time regularly with your children? (even monthly or bi-monthly, but where it's ON your calendar)
  • Are you setting high expectations for your children? Do they know that you expect them to aim high? Or are you settling for the world's standards?
  • Have you taught your children WHY you believe WHAT you believe? Do they know the Scriptures behind your beliefs and standards? This is real Biblical worldview education!



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4 comments:

A Gentle Mother said...

I just came upon your blog and have very much enjoyed my time here! We have a lot in common. I am expecting my 10th child. Our oldest was adopted at 10, and is 17 now. Our oldest birth child is 12. I boomarked your blog so I can come back again. I didn't see a subrscribe button anywhere. You might think about adding one :).
Blessings,
Tina

A Gentle Mother said...

Oh, I also wanted to add that I have experienced the heartache of miscarriage. We have 9 with Jesus. Won't our reunion day with all our children surrounding us be a wonderful day!!!?

Lisa (Lively) Metzger said...

Thank you for your comment, Tina! Small world, huh? There is a subscribe nad Googler Follower button on the left hand sidebar...just an FYI. :)

~ Lisa

Lisa Grace said...

Some good questions for every parent to use to help guide them. Thanks :) I know that God has really been working on me with on a lot of things regarding my parenting, and it's always good to have a refresher. I think the biggest change in our homes has been our family devotion time each night; it's not obligatory...it's eagerly anticipated! That is so awesome and it's strengthened all of our relationships.