Child-Raising Conference Sound Bites From Tonight
Here is Jason Dohm speaking about the well out of which children are meant to be trained:
Our children are meant to be discipled from a deep well that is described in Deuteronomy 6:1-9. The discipleship of our children begins in the heart of a father and a mother. It starts in the heart: love in our hearts; His word in our hearts. This is the deep well from which we draw for the discipleship of our children. You take away love for the Word of God, what you give to your children is warped. Paton, “If the parents are not devout and sincere… the same things can be done, but with one it is task work and with the other it is heart work.” When this happens, we know that it is because we have not been soaking in the Word of God saturating the heart.
This is from Dan Horn on discipline:
We have bought into the philosophy of our age, thinking that discipline is all negative. We wrongly connect it to chastisement. We think that discipline is all negative punishment. But discipline actually means to make disciples. We are supposed to be working on making disciples. When we think of discipline, we should not think that someone is in trouble now, but that someone is working to go from one state to another. Webster defines discipline as training to be perfect, to correct or mold moral character.