Attitude and Body Language (Family Rule Book series)Adoption . Family Rule Book . Katie . Parenting
This past week, I introduced our family rule book to you. This week I am sharing the first two pages in our book and explaining them. I will be doing a page a week in this blog series.
If you would like to read last weeks post. Here it is.
Page one is actually the cover of our rule book.
Hirn Family Rule Book
As for me and my house, we will serve Yehovah!
This is so important. We want everyone who is apart of our family to remember all our rules are about serving Yehovah God. Our whole live, and everything we do is for His Glory.
The first page of our book that has actual rules is the Attitude and Body Language page. We made this page the first because attitude drives behavior. Our attitude towards, God, our family, our parents, siblings, ourselves, and others is the foundation of how we behave. The Bible calls our attitude that which “comes from our heart.” Most people think of the heart as the place of love. But here are several passages that clearly show that our heart is our “attitude.”
Matthew 12:34; Proverbs 4:23; Proverbs 10:11; Psalm 14:1; Proverbs 21:2; Proverbs 24:12; Ezekiel 11:21; Ezekiel 16:30; Luke 6:45
We cover attitude and body language on this page.
(this page reads)
Attitude Goes a Long Way!!
“A Merry Heart does good, like medicine:
But a Broken Spirit Dries up the Bone.”
“Do All Things without Complaining and Disputing, that You may become Blameless and Harmless,
Children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse Generation, among whom you Shine as Lights in the World.”
Your attitude is your choice. No one can make you mad or glad.
We expect you to control your own attitude, and to treat everyone with the respect you want to be treated with. Not Just when you are with us, but always.
(If you need an attitude adjustment, we understand, and encourage you to ask to leave a situation to adjust your attitude.)
Attitude drives Behavior.
“For you were bought with a price, therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God’s.”
1 Corinthians 6:20
A worthless person, a wicked man, Walks with a
perverse mouth; He winks with his eyes, He shuffles his feet, He points with his fingers; Perversity is in his heart, He devises evil continually, He sows
Your body language is a result of your attitude. An example of bad body language is when you roll your eyes, stomp your feet, or slump your shoulders.
Examples of good body language are looking at someone when they are speaking to you, responding politely when spoken to, and walking when sent to your room.
We expect you to work on your body language, and take correction when given.
(If we see you are struggling to control your body language we will give you one verbal word of encouragement. If you can not get yourself under control, we will then ask you to go make an attitude adjustment, and then return to us.)
As you can see we didn’t just explain the expectation, but we also gave clear ways to correct their behavior. It is so important to teach our children why we do what we do, and how to correct our path when we find ourselves somewhere ew didn’t mean to be.
Another passage we considered for our first page is Proverbs 4. I really feel this is a great passage to discuss with children.
Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
2For I give you sound teaching;
3When I was a son to my father,
4he taught me and said,
“Let your heart lay hold of my words;
5Get wisdom, get understanding;
6Do not forsake wisdom, and she will preserve you;
7Wisdom is supreme; so acquire wisdom.
And whatever you may acquire,a gain understanding.
8Prize her, and she will exalt you;
9She will set a garland of grace on your head;
10Listen, my son, and receive my words,
11I will guide you in the way of wisdom;
12When you walk, your steps will not be impeded;
13Hold on to instruction; do not let go.
14Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
15Avoid it; do not travel on it.
16For they cannot sleep
unless they do evil;
they are deprived of slumber
17For they eat the bread of wickedness
18The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
19But the way of the wicked is like the darkest gloom;
20My son, pay attention to my words;
21Do not lose sight of them;
22For they are life to those who find them,
23Guard your heart with all diligence,
24Put away deception from your mouth;
25Let your eyes look forward;
and all your ways will be sure.
27Do not swerve to the right or to the left;
turn your feet away from evil.
Click the links at the end of this post for pdf pintables of the cover page and Attitude/Body Language page of our family rule book. You can use it to make your own family rule book.
We hope this book helps your family be strong and courageous.
Written by Katie
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We are Bible believing, scripture only people. We love to learn about the Hebrew roots of our faith. We believe it is important to not add or subtract from the Divine Word of God. The compiled scriptures that agree with one another and have no contradiction is the 66 books of what is commonly referred to as the Christian Bible, or the Holy Bible.
These writings were originally written by men inspired by God. They were written in the language of the writers and readers of the original documents. Many of the original documents have been lost, but God’s Word is eternal and remains. Therefore, it is important to us to study, learn, and consider the culture, history, and language of the original writers of the scriptures.
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