I recently found this tucked away. These principles guided us for years and still do. I think it is original with me. But when I read something as good as this I think I must have stolen it from someone and forgotten to reference. If that is true, please let me know. Enjoy!

Family Principles

1. We love, honor and obey Jesus Christ in all that we do:

  • By growing in His Word
  • By worshipping Him with our whole heart
  • By inviting him to be on the throne of our heart during the day
  • By growing in our character

 2. We love, honor and obey Dad and Mom in all that we do:

  • By obeying right away, all the way and with a happy spirit
  • By not rebelling against their authority but appealing to them
  • By not grumbling or complaining but being joyful
  • By listening to Dad and Mom’s wisdom

 3. We love and honor each other:

  • By not getting angry but being patient
  • By not stealing but asking kindly
  • By not arguing with each other but appealing to Dad and Mom
  • By not being selfish but including others
  • By not interrupting but listening

4. We do all the work that God has assigned to us:

  • By doing all the schoolwork for the day
  • By doing all the chores for the day
  • By keeping our bodies, our house and our room orderly

5. We keep ourselves pure:

  • By not letting others entice us into sin
  • By reading and watching only what Dad and Mom would approve
  • By confessing our sins to God
  • By representing Jesus when we go out to public places

 6. We accept the consequences when we fail in any of these area:

  • By learning from the discipline
  • By asking for God’s grace in changing
  • By listening to Dad and Mom’s correction

 

(c) 2018 Chap Bettis

This is just one part of our seminar Parenting with Confidence. Look for it on video soon or consider inviting Chap to speak!