Scripture memorization seems to be an exercise of mental brutality to today’s teens.
So how can parents creatively implement scripture memorization? In today’s post, I provide one solution.
At Shepherds Hill Academy, disciplinary measures are sometimes given to students as consequences for bad behavior. Yet, we do offer students the option of writing Scripture verses pertinent to their crimes in lieu of whatever their consequence may have otherwise been.
For instance, let’s say a student’s consequence for lying was that he lost his night out eating pizza with the guys.
His option to write Bible verses, or paraphrasing a chapter that’s pertinent to lying, instead of missing pizza night does two things.
It not only teaches Junior Scriptural wisdom, but Scripture actually becomes his redeemer of sorts, rather than the punishment itself.
Wise parents never use the Bible as part of any direct discipline; however, you can creatively provide Scripture has an alternative to the consequence.
Conversation Starter: I’d love to hear your thoughts on how to creatively implement Scripture memorization in your home?
Picture provided by: John 9:25