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Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Trip

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In the ten years since Shepherding a Child’s Heart was published I have taught the material in this book hundreds of times. I have conversed with scores of young people who are in the throes of childrearing. These opportunities have left me more and more convinced of some biblical underpinnings that are essential for making sense of the childrearing task.

God is concerned with the heart—the well-spring of life (Proverbs 4:23). Parents tend to focus on the externals of behavior rather than the internal overflow of the heart. We tend to worry more about the “what” of behavior than the “why”. Accordingly, most of us spend an enormous amount of energy in controlling and constraining behavior. To the degree and extent to which our focus is on behavior, we miss the heart.

When we miss the heart, we miss the subtle idols of the heart. Romans 1 makes it clear that all human beings are worshipers; either we worship and serve God, or we make an exchange and worship and serve substitutes for God—created things rather than the Creator (Romans 1:18-25). When parenting short-circuits to behavior we miss the opportunity to help our kids understand that straying behavior displays a straying heart. Our kids are always serving something, either God or a substitute for God—an idol of the heart.

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Trip

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Table of Contents – shepherding a child’s heart summary

  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to First Edition
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Foundations for Biblical Childrearing
  • 1: Getting to the Heart of Behavior
  • 2: Your Child’s Development: Shaping Influences
  • 3: Your Child’s Development: Godward Orientation
  • 4: You’re in Charge
  • 5: Examining Your Goals
  • 6: Reworking Your Goals
  • 7: Discarding Unbiblical Methods
  • 8: Embracing Biblical Methods: Communication
  • 9: Embracing Biblical Methods: Types of Communication
  • 10: Embracing Biblical Methods: A Life of Communication
  • 11: Embracing Biblical Methods: The Rod
  • 12: Embracing Biblical Methods: Appeal to the Conscience
  • 13: Shepherding the Heart Summarized
  • Part 2: Shepherding Through the Stages of Childhood
  • 14: Infancy to Childhood: Training Objectives
  • 15: Infancy to Childhood: Training Procedures
  • 16: Childhood: Training Objectives
  • 17: Childhood: Training Procedures
  • 18: Teenagers: Training Objectives
  • 19:Teenagers:Training Procedures
  • Shepherding Helps
  • Scripture Index

Shepherding a Child’s Heart info

Book Title: shepherding a child’s heart pdf
Author: Tedd Trip
Category: Childen’s Books
Language: English
Pages: 243 Pages

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