Teaching Character

A Child's Book of Character Building: Growing Up in God's World-At Home, at School, at Play (Child's Book of Character Building)A Child’s Book of Character Building: Growing Up in God’s World-At Home, at School, at Play (Child’s Book of Character Building) by Ron Coriell, Rebekah Coriell

Short yet thorough definitions of character traits with stories that illustrate how they should be lived out in various situations. Four application stories per trait, with accompanying Bible verses to memorize and pictures that can be colored. ISBN 0800754948

The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal ConflictThe Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande

Excellent guide to viewing and handling conflict in a Biblical manner. Many additional resources available on their Web site at www.peacemaker.net. Note: We did not use the Young Peacemaker materials. I simply taught the basic principles to the children and we memorized the corresponding Bible verses. ISBN 0801064856

Wisdom and the Millers: Proverbs for Children (Miller Family Series)Wisdom and the Millers: Proverbs for Children (Miller Family Series) by Mildred A. Martin

Wholesome, family-oriented stories that present a verse from Proverbs and show how it is relevant in everyday life. Set in an Amish Mennonite heritage. Other Miller books are also available. Note: If you have a hard time getting the book through Amazon.com, try www.ChristianBook.com. ISBN 0962764353

Best Friends for LifeBest Friends for Life by Michael Phillips, Judy Phillips

Well-balanced challenge to traditional dating practices that leave the parents out of the picture and the child exposed to many dangers. Offers an interesting alternative that will prompt good discussion between intentional parents and their teens. ISBN 155661943X

Emotional Purity : An Affair of the HeartEmotional Purity : An Affair of the Heart by Heather Arnel Paulsen, Heather Arnel Paulsen

Reminds parents and teens that the heart should be protected as well as the body in relating with the opposite gender. ISBN 1579213405

I Kissed Dating GoodbyeI Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris

Well-written book that details how recreational dating goes against Biblical principles of relating. ISBN 1590521358

Boy Meets Girl : Say Hello to CourtshipBoy Meets Girl : Say Hello to Courtship by Joshua Harris

Sequel to I Kissed Dating Goodbye in which the author describes how he met and courted his wife. ISBN 1576737098

Her Hand in Marriage: Biblical Courtship in the Modern WorldHer Hand in Marriage: Biblical Courtship in the Modern World by Douglas Wilson, Douglas J. Wilson

Explains the Biblical model for protecting your daughters physically and emotionally in the process of finding a husband. ISBN 1885767269