The Best Social Emotional Learning Tool

If you're a mom of school aged kids or a teacher, you've probably heard the big push for increased social emotional learning curriculums in schools.  You know, things like getting along with others, self esteem, empathy, handling the stress of life... I mean honestly what's not to love?  So many important skills, arguably THE most important skills one must master to make it through life.  So what problem could I possibly have with the teaching of such universally good values?  I'll tell you what - and it's not really about the presence of the curriculum, but about the explicit exclusion of the greatest tool of mankind when it comes to learning about social emotional behavior - the Bible.

That's right, I said it.  And while this book may not be approved teaching material in the public schools, I'll tell you it IS the number one resource when it comes to teaching yourself how to be a good friend, classmate, daughter, spouse (at any age by the way... I learned this in adulthood ;) ) We live in a world today where we are faced with constant moral dilemmas.  From deciding which activities to get involved in, how to prioritize our time and resources, when a viewpoint is worth arguing over and when it's not, our views on world or political issues... life can be just so COMPLICATED.  It is rare that a situation can ever be seen in plain black and white.  

But I have some good news for you.  You do NOT need to toil over your thoughts and decisions and figure it all out yourself.  There actually DOES EXIST a complete and total life manual that will guide you through every experience, every challenge, and every chapter.  It is literally fool proof.  And all we have to do is follow the directions.  

Over the next few weeks (or months, we'll see how this goes...) I'm committed to sharing with you some of the truths that have completely changed my life for the better.  Things that have pulled me out of depression and angst and into a life of peace and  joy.  I'm doing this because I know there are many of you living a life like I was... looking for a therapist or a medication that can finally help you.  Spoiler alert: you already have that within you ;)  I also know that if we accept and study these truths, our sons and daughters will come to know them and that this will be the difference maker in the world.  


Relevant scripture: 

"For the word of God is alive and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." 
Hebrews 4:12

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