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Modeling

The Principle of Modeling: CHILDREN COPY US
Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. - 1 Corinthians 11:1
Chapter Highlights
The purpose of Modeling is to impact the heart. Our children’s behavior is external, it is the fruit. The heart is internal, it is the root. Only by influencing the heart will we see lasting change take place.

  • Children copy us whether we like it or not. We must model what we want our children to be, because they will become what we are.
  • Values are more caught than taught. Who we are and what we do are far more effective in influencing our children than wat we say.
  • Modeling is not about perfection but authenticity. Being authentic means, you model humility by apologizing and asking for forgiveness when you make mistakes.
  • Children develop spiritual apathy when they live with hypocritical parents. Apply the “One-Man Principle.” Who you are outside your home should be consistent with who you are inside your home.
  • We are to model Christlike character to our children. They should see Christ in the way we respond and interact with one another. Parents should model their God-given role in the family.


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