Sunday, April 21, 2013

Go To The WORD

It was a few days ago that I sought out my wise friend, a mother of four, for some counsel on the subject of friendship between siblings. My boys love each other greatly but have been fighting more than normal these days and I knew she, having older kids, probably dealt with this herself. I questioned if she had ever done a "friendship" study for kids or knew of any material that encouraged love and kindness between kids.

For lack of guidance a nation falls, 
but victory is won through many advisers.
 - Proverbs 11:14

My sweet friend reminded me of truth. She said each time her kids struggled with issues she would seek out that theme in the word of God. Doing a word study on that issue coming up with scripture, to highlight and solve the problem at hand. 

This was brilliant to me. Here I was looking for some study to buy and use, when she encouraged me to study on my own (refreshing my heart in the Word through this process) and find examples in the Word to give hope to my family. Not only would my boys be encouraged but my heart would be learning as I studied as well. She is such a smart friend! 

So that is my goal from now on. When I find myself dealing with issues with my kids and want to "Google" a study to buy, I will now first seek out the Word on my own to see what lessons I can pull out. This process draws my heart back to truth and allows my kids to see that first and foremost we go to the Word before anywhere else. 

After all, it is the ONLY book that has every answer to any issue we have! 

All Scripture is God-breathed 
and is useful for teaching, 
rebuking, correcting and training
 in righteousness
- 2 Timothy 3:16

P.S. This wise mom, shared with her kids, the story of David and Jonathan when describing what friendship looks like. Also asking her kids what were good and not so good examples of friendship in their own life. 

Do you seek out wise counsel when curious as a mom?

Is the Word of God a source of information you go to for wisdom in times of crisis of parenting? 


  1. Love it! What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

  2. Great idea! I am going do this with my boys! Thank you for the timely advice, Kate!