For Instruction In Righteousness-> Review/Giveaway for Doorposts

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And that from a child thou has known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2Tim. 3:15-17)

Everywhere I go I hear parents asking why children behave the way they behave…why adults behave the way they behave and why the world seems to be getting worse.

The answer…is pretty simple.  First, we are all born sinners.  Second, we all need the Holy Spirit to change us.  While we, as parents can not make our children choose Jesus as their savior, we can help them by reading God’s word to them…daily.  Not just once a day, but throughout the day.

Before I began homeschooling, I sought out good, Biblical doctrine for helping raise my children.  However, a few years ago, I was introduced to Doorposts…and I wish I had known about them….well before I had children.

I love their Topical reference guide for Biblical Child-training:  For Instruction In Righteousness!  It is a beautifully written guide that can be used throughout the day as a quick reference for individual problems in our homes…and as a family worship and Bible Study guide.

The book is divided into various topics with subtopics:

  • Sins of a Proud Heart:  Pride, Self-Righteousness, Hypocrisy, Stubbornness/Self-will, Disobedience, Defiance, Scoffer/Scorner, Arguing/Contention, Brawling Woman, Vanity/Over-Concern for Beauty, Judging Others, Confidence in Riches
  • Sins of Discontent:  Complaining/Ingratitude, Selfishness/Greed, Envy/Jealousy, Covetousness, Rules for Borrowers, Theft
  • Sins of Unbelief:  Easily Swayed/Double-Minded, Backsliding, Discouragement/Giving Up, Depression, Fear, Worry/Anxiety
  • Sins of an Undisciplined Life:  Laziness, Unfaithful Employee, Haste, Impatience/Irritability, Anger, Gluttony/Pleasure-seeking, Drunkenness/Drug Abuse, Immorality/Sexual Sin
  • Sins of the Tongue:  Lying/Deceit/Dishonesty, Shifting Blame/Making Excuses, False Witness, Gossip/Slander/Tattletale, Meddling/Busybody, Foolish, Unclean Speech, Flattery
  • Sins of an Unloving Heart:  Hatred, Bitterness, Hitting/Biting/Kicking/Harming Others, Revenge, Bullying/Cruelty, Unkind, Unwise Speech, Insensitivity/Lack of Compassion
  • Sins in Relationships:  Bad Friendships, Poor Manners, Teasing/Trouble making

For Instructions in Righteousness does not stop there, though.  It includes:

Comparisons of the Obedient and the Disobedient:

  • Foolishness vs. Wisdom
  • Wickedness vs. Righteousness
  • Comparison Worksheet

Last, it has a great way to help you and your family with more resources:

  • Helping your Children Learn from Scripture
  • Using FIIR For Life-Changing Bible Study
  • Thoughts on Rewarding Children
  • Thoughts on Paying Children for work

This is the third edition of For Instruction In Righteousness.  I keep it on our couch in our living room…it’s next to a beautiful table my Aunt refinished…with a lamp and a place for a cup of tea.  I read through a section every morning with our children.  What do I read?  I write down (each day) different heart issues we have in our home (including my own)…then, the next morning, we will sit as a family and read through various scripture and recommendations found in For Instruction In Righteousness.  This is not the only time I use this book.  During the day, as each child runs into a problem….we will sit down together and talk about it (in private).  We will read recommended scripture and pray.

I believe this book will become extremely tattered and worn in our home.  I love the recommended reading in it for Bible Study and am thankful to have it.

Now for the fun part….I get to give a copy away

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  1. Lydia Hostetler says:

    Go to the Ant chart would be great in our home. Would help me be able to show my kiddos where in scripture about work.

  2. Lydia Hostetler says:

    Like Doorposts on Facebook..

  3. This is awesome! I brought the If-Then Chart at a Homeschool convention and it got left behind at a hotel one day. I couldn’t remember who made them. I sort of made my own, but it’s just not the same. Thanks! For Instruction in Righteousness looks great! 🙂

  4. I love the dolls to teach clothing yourself in Christian qualities! And I think we may go ahead and order the If-Then chart. It all looks wonderful and so very sweet.

  5. I have never noticed that on your site you have a Testimony section! Thats wonderful! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  6. i follow u on facebook! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  7. I like Doorposts on FB… kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  8. I learned that Doorposts has a Google Group…and I joined!

  9. I follow Doorposts on FB.

  10. I retweeted your tweet about the contest.

  11. I like MMS on FB

  12. 20 years in the making! That is wonderful!!!!!

  13. I follow Doorposts on Facebook 🙂

  14. I tweeted about this giveaway!

  15. I shared this on facebook (A Day In The Life)

  16. I follow you on Facebook and also follow your blog! 🙂

  17. I would love the if-then chart. I just haven’t gotten around to ordering it.

  18. I already follow doorposts on facebook.

  19. Katherine A says:

    I learned that they have a bible- based character training curriculum. Hope I’m ok to enter from the UK

  20. Katherine A says:

    Following Doorposts on Facebook

  21. Katherine A says:

    I tweeted as @mumoffunkids

  22. Katherine A says:

    I shared on facebook as Katherine Aitken

  23. Katherine A says:

    I liked Mom’s Mustard Seeds on facebook

  24. I’m greatly encouraged by the Doorpost blog….very practical! And we’re doing the “Put on Chart” activities for Bible time right now.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. I follow Doorposts on fb. Thanks!

  26. I didn’t realize there were paper dolls with the Put-On Chart! How fun!

  27. I like Mom’s Mustard Seeds on FB.

  28. I like Doorposts on fb.

  29. For Instructions in Righteousness was one of my favorite parenting resources as our kids grew up in our home. I highly recommend it to moms of young kids in our Sunday School. I show them my copy and they “see” how much I used it.

  30. Shannon Alexander says:

    I learned they have a Bible-Based Character Training Curriculum that I really want to get
    shannonsweep at gmail dot com

  31. I keep seeing “Doorposts” stuff on blogs and have never gotten around to truly investigating until after reading your post today! Oh, my stars. I love them! I cannot wait to share this information with my hubbers. I’m really excited about their resources for Character Building for Boys – I’ll share that at some point with my Warrior Prayers Groups!

    Thank you so much for sharing – would love to win!

  32. I “like” doorposts on FB! 🙂

  33. I tweeted! 🙂

  34. How did I not like your FB page until now?
    Well, I do now. 🙂

  35. I visit Doorposts all of the time to look around and drool! I particularly want a Brother Offended chart. I think that would help us immensely!!

  36. I follow Doorposts on FB! /kchara

  37. I tweeted! @TPHAcademy

  38. I posted on FB! /kchara

  39. I liked Mom’s Mustard Seeds on FB! /kchara

  40. I’ve been wanting to get this for my children! My mom used the if/then chart when we were kids.

  41. I liked doorposts on facebook

  42. I liked mom’s mustard seeds on facebook

  43. We have this book and we use it daily, I highly recommend it!! 🙂 Great giveaway!

  44. I liked you on Facebook 🙂

  45. I liked Doorposts on Facebook 🙂

    I would love to get this book. I think it would be SO helpful to my family