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Real World Hero Training

“In Deuteronomy 11:18–19 we find instructions specifying how the Israelites were to impart God’s commands to successive generations. These directives also illustrate the way parents can convey important life concepts of honor day by day, moment by moment: ‘Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.’ Scripture teaches us that unlike in tales or movies where time is condensed, heroic honor training in the real world occurs in the dailiness of life, in the midst of loss, pain, immorality—indeed, anything can provide an opportunity for teaching to occur.”

Excerpted from Raising Boys by Design by Dr. Gregory L. Jantz and Michael Gurian


Daily Reflection: Where and when do you find opportunities to teach your children the Word of God?

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