Strict or Permissive Parenting?

In this episode, Jon and Judith discuss chapter 5 of the book “For the Love of Discipline: When the Gospel Intersects with Tantrums and Time-Outs.” How do we know if we are being too strict or too permissive with our parenting? When do we “choose our battles?” What does giving our children grace look like? These are meaningful discussions concerning the battlefield of our children’s hearts.

Teaching the Fear of the Lord

In this episode, Jon and Judith discuss the contents of chapter 4 from the book titled “For the Love of Discipline: When the Gospel Intersects with Tantrums and Time-Outs.” Fear is a multifaceted concept, yet from a biblical perspective, it reveals the awe-inspiring and transformative nature of God. Guiding our children to revere the Lord involves instilling in them the confidence to rely on a higher power beyond their own capabilities. How can we nurture our children to recognize and have faith in God throughout their developmental stages, rather than solely relying on themselves? We trust that this episode provides valuable insights and encouragement on this journey.

Are We Bribing Our Children?

What is the difference between rewards and bribes? How can and should rewards for good behavior lead us to the Gospel? In today’s episode. Jon and Judith Moffitt cover chapter 3 of the book, “For the Love of Discipline: When the Gospel Meets Tantrums and Time-Outs.” How do we help reinforce good behavior in our children while teaching them the gospel?

Discipline VS Punishment

Is punishment the same as discipline? Definitely not! In this segment, Jon and Judith Moffit shed light on how the gospel influences discipline, emphasizing that punishment is a detached and impersonal approach that doesn’t align with our roles as godly parents. Making this crucial distinction plays a significant role in molding our children’s hearts towards their connection with God.

How to Prepare for Parenting

In this segment, Jon and Judith Moffitt delve into chapter one, titled “The Game Plan: Let’s Get Ready.” While discipline may sometimes carry a negative connotation, it is not portrayed that way in the Bible. The biblical perspective emphasizes that discipline should stem from a place of love rather than being perceived as punitive. Furthermore, it is not a choice but a responsibility for all parents. How should we tackle this aspect? We trust that contemplating your connection with your heavenly father and your role as a parent will be encouraging.

Discipline in Light of the Gospel

In contemporary culture, the term “discipline” carries a negative connotation, yet the Bible portrays it as an expression of our heavenly father’s love. We frequently misconstrue discipline as mere punishment. Regrettably, the gospel seems largely overlooked in our approach to raising children through disciplined means. In their series, Jon and Judith Moffitt will delve into “For the Love of Discipline: When the Gospel Meets Tantrums and Time-Outs,” offering further insights and biblical perspectives on parenting and discipline. Tune in as they present an episode for each chapter, and don’t forget to grab a copy of the book!

The Battle for Your Children

Peter calls us to be “watchful” because there is an “adversary” who seeks to devour (1 Pet 5:8). Our homes are not immune to this warning. We often live oblivious to our children’s dangers simply because we can’t see them. In this episode, Jon and Judith discuss how to help prepare your children to face the many threats brought to them through life and how to lead your children toward the joy of loving and serving Christ in the kingdom. At the end of the episodes, they answer one of your questions about starting too late in your parenting.

How to Win an Argument

Our words are powerful. We often use them to cut and manipulate. When we are not careful with our words, we can cause lasting damage. Our words can also be how we love and build each other up. It is important to reflect love and mercy in our words to our spouse and children. Jon and Judith provide helpful insights and examples of what this could look like.

When Two Sinners Have Conflicts

We all fall into arguments as couples, but do we have a plan to resolve them? How should the gospel and biblical wisdom guide our sinful hearts when our passions don’t align? Jon and Judith walk through several helpful examples based on biblical principles that will help couples find their way through disagreements with compassion, love, and unity.