I am working on some character studies for our family and I wanted to share them with you all as well. I’ve been collecting verses that support issues we’ve had in our household and turned them into a 4 day character study that we’ve been doing each week.

I’ve completed 10 studies, this is the first in the series and is based on arguing, you can click on the image or link below to download a pdf of this study. I will post the rest of the studies weekly.

A Character study: Slow to Anger

Other books required for this study: The Bible (any version will do!)

Each day you will learn a verse, read a story where this sin is illustrated, then discuss the consequences of this sin followed up by the blessings of obedience. I encourage discussion with your children on ways they can help one another to stay free from this sin. Putting these ideas into practice on a daily basis will help them to become habit.

We also do a daily/weekly “Challenge” for each study, so for example the challenge for this week is to “love as brothers & be compassionate”. (Just a forewarning, I’ve found these studies just as much for me as for my kids, and apparently God knew that getting my heart in the right place was a good start to the series.)

I have a sticker sheet for anyone caught making good choices, that’s right “caught making good choices”. I tend to only respond when someone is making bad decisions, and this helps me to focus on the good instead. Whoever has the most stickers at the end of the week gets a prize, and frankly if I think my kids are actually trying their best then everyone gets a prize.

As always if you see any typos or errors please let me know so I can fix them, I appreciate your feedback!

I hope this study blesses your family as it has mine!

 

42 Comments

  1. Have been looking into a learning tool such as this. This is great! Thank you for taking the time to develop this for all of us to share. You’re amazing. By the way, have you heard of the book Parenting with Scripture by Kara Durbin? Thought it might be a helpful resource as you continue to create some great helps that maybe more age appropriate. It provides verses for each character trait, discussion questions, a reinforcement activity of some sort as well as some parent tips. Anyway check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks again.

    Kathy
    1. Hi Stephanie,
      What chart are you referring to? The sticker chart for the good behavior? I just drew up a grid of several small squares. Then put a name by each row of squares. As they are rewarded, I add a sticker in one of the boxes next to their name. I think they have about 15 or so squares? You can do it however you like :o)

      erica
  2. Thank you Erica, We are new to homeschooling and very nervous about it. This is such a BLESSING. Thank you so much for all your hard work on your blog. I just found this and could easley get lost in it for days. I love it. May God open up the windows of heaven and poor His blessing on you and your family.

    Terrie
  3. Erica,
    First of all, thank you so much for your blog. I use it every year and every year you amaze me! God has really led you in a way that’s overwhelming for me. In your “Character Studies” I was wondering if you have an apple made for Arguing to apply to the start of our tree. I noticed that the other studies had one at the end except “Arguing.”

    Thank you! 🙂

    Robyn Bischof
  4. Thank you!!! This is exactly what I was looking for. I will be starting family bible studies with my 3 children ages 11, 17, 17. Wish I would have found these earlier during my oldest pre-teen years.

    Thank you again

    Elva Barrales

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