What do I mean by delighting in?
The Hebrew meaning for delight is: DELIGHT- to be pleased; to satisfy a debt, be acceptable, accomplish, set affection on, approve, enjoy, have favor, like, observe, pardon, take pleasure in
Here’s the dictionary definition: to affect with great pleasure, to please highly. Delight is a more permanent pleasure than joy and not dependent on sudden excitement.
Let me give you some concrete ideas on how to delight in your child:
Continue reading Part 3: Learning to Delight in Your Children: Practical Delighting in Another
Learn to Delight in Your Children as God delights in us.
We are to picture God to our children, as imperfect as we are. The relationship we have- father/son (mother/daughter) is compared to the relationship we have as children of God. Now, that would be scary if you didn’t realize it’s a picture, something to give us guidelines and insight. God knows we are but flesh.
This is something I’ve told parents for years- to learn to delight in their children, but I didn’t learn how powerful it was until my son nailed it down last year as we were talking. I’ll let Nate tell you about it here: (This clip is one of many included on Homeschooling-Educating for Eternity DVD series. This is a 3 hr presentation by Rick, Marilyn, and 6 of our adult kids on the things we did while raising them that they wish to pass on to their children) Continue reading Part 2: Learning to Delight in Your Children- as God Delights in Us
Note: We originally posted these articles back in 2010. This series became one of the most popular series’ that we posted. However, our old blog began to mix up some of our older articles, and some things were lost altogether in the blog move. So, we thought we would re-post some of our older series’ from time to time, in addition to the new ones to come.
So, for those of you who may have read these before, I hope you can enjoy them again!
Homeschooling is all about relationships. It’s about math and reading and sentence diagramming and geography and all those things, but all these amount to nothing in God’s eyes if we don’t raise children of character ready to tackle big enterprises for the Lord. If you sometimes feel like homeschooling or parenting is drudgery, you can bet your kids feel the same way. It’s such a temptation to stress out over things like teaching predicate nominatives or the steps of division that we forget to delight in our children and make time to enjoy being with them.
Continue reading Part 1: Learning to Delight in Your Children- the Key to their Heart