Heartfelt Discipline

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Table of Contents

Preface: Biblical Discipline in the 21st Century ……………………… 9
Introduction: Getting to the Heart of Discipline …………………… 13
Piecing Together the Discipline Puzzle

PART I: HEARTFELT DISCIPLINE

1. The Heart of Parenthood …………………………………………………….. 19
Finding a New Path for Biblical Discipline
2. The Heart of Childhood ………………………………………………………. 35
Seeing Your Child through God’s Eyes
3. Parenting by Formula ………………………………………………………….. 55
Correcting Your Vision for Correction
4. Parenting by Faith ……………………………………………………………….. 73
Following the Spirit to Formula-Free Discipline

PART II: DIRECTIVE DISCIPLINE

5. Sympathy versus Strictness ………………………………………………… 93
Directing by Listening and Understanding
6. Encouragement versus Guilt ………………………………………………. 105
Directing by Believing and Affirming
7. Nurture versus Neglect ……………………………………………………….. 117
Directing by Perceiving and Helping
8. Instruction versus Information ………………………………………….. 129
Directing by Reaching and Teaching
PART III: CORRECTIVE DISCIPLINE
9. Spiritual Correction …………………………………………………………….. 147
Correcting with Grace and Truth
10. Verbal Correction ………………………………………………………………. 159
Correcting with Wisdom and Word
11. Behavioral Correction…………………………………………………………. 171
Correcting with Choices and Consequences
12. Physical Correction ……………………………………………………………. 183
Correcting with Authority and Control

PART IV: PROTECTIVE DISCIPLINE

13. Protecting Against Unhealthy Appetites …………………………… 199
Discerning What Controls Your Child’s Desires
14. Protecting Against Undesirable Relationships …………………. 213
Discerning Who Holds Your Child’s Heart
15. Protecting Against Unacceptable Media …………………………… 225
Discerning What Captures Your Child’s Imagination
16. Protecting Against Unseen Influences ……………………………… 237
Discerning What Affects Your Child’s Choices
Epilog: The Promise of Heartfelt Discipline …………………………… 249
Setting Your Children’s Feet on the Path of Life

ADDENDUM

Additional Notes ………………………………………………………………………. 261
Recommended Resources ………………………………………………………. 264
Book Discussion Guide ……………………………………………………………. 266
Training for the Way of Life ……………………………………………………. 270