WEEK 3: Moral Compass, Humility
July 14, 2016
The Ten Tools of Fatherhood: The First Six Tools
MORAL COMPASS, HUMILITY
Setting an high moral standard for yourself and your family – and transferring those standards to your children over time – is the most important inheritance you as a father can give to your children. (p. 91)
- How does secular culture view issues of right and wrong? What would you say our popular culture lacks?
What is your view of the importance of a “moral compass” (see p. 92)? What purpose does it serve?
How does your own moral compass affect your choices? How might it impact your children’s future?
Read Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”
Why is it important for children to understand that all actions have consequences?
- How do you as a father consistently set the right limits for your children and apply age-appropriate discipline in a wise and effective way (p. 96)?
Which of the 12 rules of discipline listed on pages 97-103 do you need to be consistent about the following?
Philippians 2:1-3 “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
- How can humility help you be a better dad?
Optional Additional Questions For Week 3
- Why is it important for your children to hear you admit when you are wrong?
- What are some of the differences between the way that you and your spouse discipline your children? How can you be more united in your efforts?
- Why is the “10/1 Rule” (p. 109) so often broken by dads?