It has been a couple months now that I have been using the CTB (Child Training Bible). In simple terms, it is an amazing tool! I must admit that I do not use it all the time. However there is a notable difference in my Muppin’s behavior when I do! And the only reason I don’t use it all the time is simply that I can be lazy… sigh. I need to work on that 😉
I found out about CTB about 4 months ago and it truly intrigued me. I mean really, use the Bible as a source of correction and growing up our kids? Who would have ever thought of that? Oh yeah, God! lol He is the most perfect parent and if we just lean on Him we can do what we need to as parents. Anyway… I wanted one the first time I saw it.
When you order from CTB you don’t actually get a Bible, you get the CTB Chart Set but on that same order page there are convenient links to all the other supplies you will need as well. You will need to get a Bible, and the Charts only fit a particular size so I recommend using the links on CTB‘s site to find one right for you. You will also need highlighters or pens and tabs. It is really pretty simple.
The idea behind CTB is when your child is acting in a way that isn’t Godly, such as arguing, then you go to the CTB and read to them the verses that talk about that and help them learn that they need to act differently because God created them to be different. For a great video tutorial check it out here ~ CTB Video Tutorial.
For me, once my daughter was upset because she had been called on her attitude or whatever the situation was, it worked but didn’t have the desired affect I was hoping for. So this is what I did. Each day I took a section and we read the verses together in the morning, when we were both in a great mood. We talked about them and discussed why they were good and why God wants us all to act in such a way to bring Glory to Him. This seem to have the most influence on her. During our time reading together she would bring up things she has done in the past that went against what we were reading and she had real remorse. During the day she seems to stop herself quicker and she is easier to guide.
So for us this has been an amazing tool even though I had to use it slightly different than the way it is intended. For my daughter I had to be proactive instead of just reactive.
If you have used CTB I would love to hear your feedback. If you use something else to help bring your children into awareness of their behavior I would love to find out about that too! God bless!
Disclaimer ~ I received the Child Training Bible Chart Set for free in order to provide you with this review. However, all of these thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own and have been given with all honesty. Thank you!