I affectionately refer to my husband as “Bible Man” because he seems to be able to quote just about anything from Bible, reference and all! This is a great quality to have, especially when it comes to teaching and training our kids with the Word of God. As a child training issue arises, my husband seems to instantaneously scroll through his mental Bible rolodex to find the perfect, most applicable scripture.
I, unlike my husband, am NOT a walking concordance. However, that does not neglect the fact that I want discipline and training for my children to be rooted and grounded in the Word of God. Hence, I KNEW I had found a real jewel when I discovered the Child Training Bible!
Make the truths of God’s Word foremost in your parenting by taking your child directly to the pages of Scripture with this colorfully tabbed Bible with highlighted verses. You will be ready with The Holy Word of God at your fingertips in the moment you need it! –CTB Website
I am well aware that sound Bible-based child-training and discipline are far more powerful and effective than “because mommy said so.” Not only is there power in being able to teach and train my kids by quoting verses from the Bible, but I have found there is even more tremendous power when I am able to take the time to physically open the Bible with my children and teach and train them directly from the Word of God…and that is EXACTLY what the Child Training Bible allows me to do! I love how the Child Training Bible creator, Mindy Dunn says it:
I must give my children a physical experience with the Holy Word of God.
So, what exactly is the Child Training Bible? The Child Training Bible is a 9” x 6” Bible with colorfully tabbed behavior issues and correlating highlighted scriptures addressing each issue. The tabs make it easy to locate specific Bible verses corresponding to each of the twenty behavioral issues addressed.
How can I make my own Child Training Bible? The value of the Child Training Bible is well worth the time it takes to make it! The needed supplies include:
1 Child Training Bible Key (made of glossy cardstock)
Bible (any version measuring 9” x 6”)
Once you have all of your supplies, the video tutorial below provides an excellent explanation of how to set up and use your Child Training Bible!
How do YOU use the Child Training Bible? Want to see the Child Training Bible in action? Here is how I used it for the very first time. I was so thrilled with not just the result, but the entire process! One of my boys (almost 5 years old) continued to get up from the dinner table after I had told him not to. I quickly took my son’s hand and walked him into the living room (grabbing my Child Training Bible on the way, of course). We sat down and I opened the Bible to the Key (attached to the front page of the Bible). I found the behavior issue that needed to be addressed: Disobedience.
Then I proceeded to turn to the pages marked with the purple “Disobedience” tabs at the top of the page and read the “Disobedience” scriptures also highlighted in purple.
The very first scripture that we read together was Exodus 20:12. My son cleverly deduced that in order to live a long time, he should honor/obey mom and dad!
The tabber/chart set even include scripts that you can use to get to the heart of your child’s behavior, point your child to Jesus’ as the perfect example of what we should and should not do, and prayers that you can conclude with.
I was so thrilled with how my son responded to the entire process. It was such a special time and I truly felt that “this” is the right way to teach and train my kids! Thank you Mindy for creating the Child Training Bible! FYI, my son did return to the table and obediently finished his food without jumping up from his seat!
Final Thoughts: I love that I can quickly and easily find appropriate scriptures to address child-training issues as they arise. Even more, I love that my kids and I actually read what the Bible has to say about their behavior! Having these scriptures clearly marked in the Child Training Bible has truly helped me to be more effective in teaching and training my kids.
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