“Write them upon the table of thine heart.” Proverbs 7:3
Character is not something that is just taught, but requires a change in the heart.
Keepers of the Faith offers an in depth character curriculum, Write Upon My Heart. The curriculum set includes books implementing one of the each 18 character traits.
Each individual character book includes:
- Bible examples of the trait
- How Jesus lived the trait in His earthly life
- Practical lessons on the trait
- Instructions in developing the trait
- Stories centering on the trait
- Poems involving the trait
- Practical applications and more!
- A thirty-day journal to schedule and record one’s progress
The recommended ages for Write Upon My Heart Character Curriculum is 8 through 14, however, it can easily be adapted for younger children with parental guidance.
According to the Keeper of the Faith website:
The idea is not to “cover material,” but to change a life carefully and methodically, one obstacle at a time.
You may read the books front page to last page or start anywhere in between. It is suggested that you complete all pages before going on to the next character book. Working on a page or two a day will have you completing a book per month.
How It Works for Us
Each afternoon after lunch time, the children and I sit on my bed ready to read and discuss one of the character books. I like how there is virtually no prep time for the teacher. This month we are working through the book, Modesty.
Each child is required to bring their bible and bible notebook during our discussion time. Before we began the character, Modesty, we talked about what defines character. Good habits become good character, and bad habits become bad character.
First, we read a small section from the book and discuss the questions together orally each day. We look up the recommended scriptures that pertains to the character and how each verse applies to our lives.
The boys didn’t realize that modesty does not only refer to our dress, but also means to have a humble temper, free from vanity or conceit. Ouch!
Instead of maintaining the recommended journal entries for 30 days on modesty, we discussed the journal questions orally and held each another accountable. It takes 30 days to form a habit.
I believe Write Upon My Heart Character Curriculum is an excellent investment and tool in training your children in biblical character for all families whether you are called to homeschool or send your children to public schools.
These character books are designed for individual use, but can easily be adapted to work orally for family or group use.
The curriculum stresses that we can not blame others for our behavior. Jesus was the example of perfect character. We must go to God’s Word to find the best essence of good character. I love the application and real life stories that are in each book.
The character curriculum would be perfect for a homeschool coop or group setting, too.
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