Thursday, April 21, 2011

In Our Classroom: Virtue

The kids and I have just started working through a unit study based on The Book of Virtue. Here are some things on the subject of virtue that we learned last week. I am learning as much and probably more than they are in this study!

The "I Wills" of Virtue
  • I will do what is right and encourage others to do the same.
  • I will guard my eyes, ears, words and thoughts.
  • I will learn to stand alone.
  • I will abstain from anything which might damage or pollute my mind or body.
  • I will treat others as I would want them to treat me. 
Virtue in the Home Includes...
  • A parent establishing a standard of moral conduct in the family and upholding it by example.
  • A parent teaching children to make wise choices about friends, music, and clothing.
  • Family members dressing modestly, inside and outside the home.
  • Family members filling their minds with God-honoring music and good influences.
Consequences in Sons and Daughters When Parents Allow Unrestricted Television
  • It establishes the practice of tolerating evil to enjoy some good.
  • Its amusement format lowers their resistance to evil.
  • It provides constant access to the world's system and its false concepts.
  • It deadens their conscience by providing comparison with new lows of immorality.
  • It allows them to relate to evil individuals whom you would otherwise never allow into your home.
  • It devours one of their most precious resources: Time.
  • It stifles creativity by deadening their responses to conscience and Scripture.
  • It ultimately makes them an enemy of God.

5 comments:

Stacey said...

The virtue, or lack there of, of TV is soooo true!!! It wouldn't have been too many years ago that all those statements would have shocked me and I would have tried to defend my TV habit....praise the Lord for his everlasting mercy and patience!!!! Great post and am glad all are learning....I know it happens that way at this home often.

Victor Mowery said...

Hi, quick question. You mentioned the book but said what you learned did not come from it. I would like to know the source for some of these statements (which are all awesome, by the way). Thanks! E-mail if you don't want to answer public.

Vikki said...

Vic,

I added links to the post! But the one you're specifically asking about is http://www.characterjournal.com/html/virtue.htm (go to http://characterjournal.com/ for the whole list of character traits). I LOVE THESE. The day we went through the virtue one in detail (hymns and all), the kids announced that it was their favorite day of school that we've ever had. :)

Sherry said...

Thanks for the great post! I am so glad the children loved this character training program. I have used this resource many times to put together my unit studies and it is always a blessing!

Vikki said...

Sherry,

I'm SO glad I ran across them online! I really love them so far, and I'm glad to hear that you've been blessed by them too! Feel free to email me all your unit studies. :)