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DadU: A Conversation about Discipline

The primary role given to every parent by God is that of making disciples of our children. Having a right understanding of our role as disciple makers is key to understanding what it looks like to faithfully train our children in the truth of God and His Word through discipline. In this session of DadU, we consider the essential principles of discipline and some of the ways these principles are carried out in healthy families today.
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Wes ButlerMar 3, 2020Dallas

Messages In This Series (25)
DadU: Leading Your Family Through Uncertainty
Wes Butler, David Leventhal, Brett BillmanApr 6, 2020
DadU: A Conversation about Discipline
Wes ButlerMar 3, 2020Dallas
DadU: The Serious Business of Having Fun
John McGeeFeb 4, 2020
DadU: Trusting the Heart of Your Father
Lance SiscoDec 10, 2019
DadU: Pray In Faith
Blake HolmesNov 12, 2019
DadU: Train Them Up - Our Role in the Spiritual Development of our Children
Wes ButlerOct 15, 2019
DadU: Tackling Your Greatest Parenting Challenge
Sep 10, 2019
DadU: Competitive Parenting - Moving from Comparison to Contentment
Braun BrownMay 14, 2019
DadU: Leading Your Family Through The Summer
Kyle KaiglerMay 7, 2019
DadU: Teach Us to Pray
Wes Butler, Jim WimberleyApr 9, 2019
Spiritual Disciplines for Yourself and Your Kids
Jeff ParkerApr 2, 2019
Podcast: Keeping Your Marriage a Priority
Wes ButlerApr 1, 2019
DadU: Parenting in Community
Rob BarryMar 5, 2019Plano
DadU: How Your Marriage Raises Your Kids
Scott KedershaMar 5, 2019
DadU: "It Takes a Village" - Keys to Parenting in Community
David LeventhalFeb 5, 2019
DadU: Disciplining for a Harvest of Righteousness
Bruce KendrickFeb 5, 2019Plano
DadU: Beyond Piggybanks & Allowances To Biblical Stewardship
Adam TarnowDec 11, 2018
DadU: Disciplining for a Harvest of Righteousness
Bruce KendrickNov 13, 2018
DadU: Technology’s Place in Today’s Family
Wes ButlerOct 16, 2018Plano
DadU: Raising Boys and Girls in a Gender Confused World
Wes ButlerOct 9, 2018
DadU: Competing for Time - The Role of Sports & Activities in Family Life
John McGeeSep 18, 2018
DadU: Technology's Place in Today's Family
Wes ButlerMay 1, 2018
DadU: Spiritual Disciplines - The Simplicity of Being a Great Dad
Kyle ThompsonApr 3, 2018
DadU: The Value of Trust - How to Build It, Break It, and Restore It
Dean Macfarlan, Mac MacfarlanMar 6, 2018
DadU
Todd WagnerFeb 6, 2018

Messages In This Series (25)

Discipline is one of those topics that parents tend to be eager to learn about while simultaneously wishing there weren't so many opportunities to apply what they learn. We can often feel weary and discouraged when the "rain" of bad behavior and poor choices seems to fall relentlessly in our homes. But as we learned from Luci Shaw's poem:

"Planting
seeds
inevitably
makes me feel different
about rain."

When we see our role of disciple-maker rightly, being diligent to plant seeds, till the ground, and tend to the crops of the truth we are training our kids in, it helps us to see the "rainy seasons" as opportunities rather than as disruptions. Because we want to be faithful in our stewardship of these opportunities, we must pay attention to our Heavenly Father's discipline practices and seek to emulate his CONNECTED, COMPASSIONATE, CALCULATED, CLEAR, CONTROLLED, CONSISTENT, and COSTLY discipline of the children he loves.

CALL TO ACTION

As you consider these things, let us encourage you to take some time with your spouse to discuss the following questions:

  1. Which of the 7 characteristics of godly discipline do we feel that we are excelling at in our home?
  2. Which of the 7 characteristics do we feel that we need to take ground in to more accurately represent the discipline of the Lord?

Additionally, we would encourage you to shoot an email or text to your community group with how they could pray for your family in any discipline challenges you might be facing today.

RESOURCES

If you're looking for a deeper dive on the topic of discipline, here are a few resources you may want to check out: