Tedd Tripp wrote this book in 1995 and I have read the 2005 edition. It is also available in a 2012 edition and also on Kindle. Tripp and his wife have also authored, “Instructing a Child’s Heart”. Though Tripp sometimes uses worn out criticisms of “rule keeping” as legalism and likes to use Christian School kids as bad examples, the main propositions of the book are very good. His constant theme is that the parent must realize his stewardship before God and the child must also realize his own. The parent guides, instructs, and disciplines because God has instructed him to. The child obeys and follows because God has instructed him to. If both understand this stewardship from God, living out their roles becomes a faith journey.
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]