For the last few weeks, some of my Mommy friends have come over on Fridays for a book club. We're reading Premeditated Parenting by Steve Nelson. Great book. Based on the Bible and full of practical suggestions. The chapter we discussed this week was on discipline. This was especially relevant for me because Jackson definitely understands "no," but often chooses to ignore it. Repeatedly.
What I loved about reading and discussing this chapter was the Scripture the author used. Who knew there was so much in the Bible about discipline?
Proverbs especially has lots of advice about discipline:
Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. Prv 19:18
Discipline (or lack thereof) can have life or death consequences!
Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. Prv 29:17
This, after all, is what I want - for Jackson to bring us peace and delight and to please God.
One of my favorite quotes in this chapter - When I first read this, it made me think of my Dad. This is something he might write. :)
"Don't waiver on this. If your child wants to challenge your authority, rise to the challenge. It's time to go to battle. That is the loving and right thing to do. God has put you in charge, and He expects that you can and will win."