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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

WFMW - Character Study

A few years ago I realized that it did no good to encourage a particular character trait (like diligence or deference) if the children didn't understand what that word meant. Kathy from The Courtship Connection mentioned "Character Building for Families," and I looked into it.

Each 20 minute lesson (which requires no prep time!) involves scripture reading and memorization, as well as discussion about the trait being studied. We spend several days or weeks studying a particular trait. Now I can even ask a little one, "What does the Bible say about (insert trait here)?" and they can give me a scriptural answer.

Last year the children and I worked on the study during the day. This year we're enjoying Dad leading the studies with everyone before bedtime. We've even been able to use the scripture we've learned during Memorization Sundays at church.


  1. You must be reading my mind!! I have been wishing for something to use for character traits. We have something but I really don't like it and it is a HUGE book. Very cumbersome. Anyway, thanks for the tip!!

  2. what a great idea! I love this. Thanks for sharing. Going to have to figure out how to incorporate into our day. Wonderful!!!

  3. We focus on a character quality each week. Our favorite resources are "Achieving True Success -- How to Build Character as a Family" and "Power for True Success -- How to Build Character in Your Life." Power for True Success is available from IBLP. http://store.iblp.org/products/PTS/

  4. We have both volumes of this book. We love it here!!!! I highly recommend this for all families.

    Holly IN

  5. We too are always looking for new ideas on learning and practising the character traits. I'll be taking a look!