Parenting in the 21st Century - Part 3: "Honor Code"

Series: Parenting in the 21st Century

Wise and effective discipline is one of the biggest challenges of raising children. That’s why we covered patience last week before getting to discipline this week. When we run out of patience, it’s easy to forget that the goal of discipline isn’t to punish a child. Effective parents know that the goal of discipline is to show the child the path to healthy relationships with God and with people. It’s as the child learns how to approach these relationships with honor that the child will flourish today and into adulthood.

Speaker: Jason Ewart

February 21, 2021

Jason Ewart

Lead Pastor

Follow Along with the Message

Proverbs 22:6
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others…

Love honors others.


Group Questions

1. When it comes to discipline, what is one thing you are glad your parents did? What's something you wish they had done?

2. Were your parents more inclined to loan you their strength or remind you of your weaknesses? As a parent, which one are you more inclined to do?

3. Give an example of where you prioritized siding with your child before disciplining them. Discuss why it's easier and more natural to discipline first. How can we get better at siding with our children first?

4. Growing up, would you say your home was characterized by mutual respect and honor? What about your current family?

5. Read Hebrews 12:11. What stands out to you? According to the author, what is the goal of discipline?

6. If discipline is about relationship restoration, what’s one change you can make to your approach to discipline?

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