How to Teach Obedience AND Grace to Your Children


mother and child hands There is an old children’s song that perhaps many of you grew up singing in Sunday School.  The chorus goes like this (if you know it, sing along):

O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe.

Honestly, I don’t remember much of the rest of the song!  But I have heard it sung many times by friends that did grow up in church and the chorus has always stuck with me, and really, the chorus says it all.  Biblically, obedience and belief always go hand in hand.

Obedience was never meant to be a bad word......

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Ruth Schwenk

Ruth Schwenk is the creator of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastor’s wife, mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. Ruth is the co-author of Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock It Off and two forthcoming books with Zondervan. A graduate of The Moody Bible Institute, Ruth and her husband have been in full-time local church ministry for over fifteen years.