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Monday, January 16, 2017

Do You Walk the Walk....... {Free Character Study Guide}

       In our home, we have been doing character training since our youngest was just about 2 years old.  I wish I had done this with our older children when they were young, but I just didn't realize the significance of it until I was older.  

     As a young parent I didn't understand that my kids would copy my behaviors more than they would listen to what I had to say. That old saying do as I say and not as I do, is not what God wants us to be preaching to our children.  He wants us to live a life that exhibits godly character so our children can also display these character qualities.  God wants us to be their example of what to do, not of what not to do.   
      Integrity in the Old Testament means “the condition of being without blemish, completeness, perfection, sincerity, soundness, uprightness, wholeness.” Integrity in the New Testament means “honesty and adherence to a pattern of good works.”

     Do you walk in integrity or will you do anything to get ahead?

      I want to walk in integrity. This sometimes means walking away from people or things that may not be godly. It is hard, but if I want to please God instead of being popular with man, then that is what I have to do. In the end, I will stand before Him and give account, and I want to be found faithful.

    It is important, as parents, to be godly examples, as our children are constantly watching us and mimicking our actions.   We want to be a godly model for them. We need to be honest in what we do and say. If we fail, we need to repent and show our children that while we are not perfect we are striving to do what is right.  We want to try our best to do what the Lord has asked us to do.

     So getting back to our question....  Do you walk the walk or just talk the talk? With God's help we can be godly parents for our children.  We can live surrendered lives that are pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ.


     I have a special download for you to use in your homes/homeschools to help you and your children to study the character qualities that are mentioned in the Bible.  To download the study guide, click on the link below the image.  

     We also have a list of character qualities from A to Z if you would like to begin your study with those traits.  


  1. This is great! I'm printing the A to Z character qualities, now, and plant to start going through them with the kids.

  2. Will be printing these out!! This is something that I really need to do with my boys!! Thank you for sharing this!!

  3. Thanks for creating and sharing such a wonderful resource. I'll be using this for my son.