Bad behavior results in punishment, but some reflection in the word is helpful too.
How does this help?
At Shepherd’s Hill Academy disciplinary measures are sometimes given to students as consequences for bad behavior. Like any wise parent we never use the Bible as any part of direct discipline, but we do offer the student the option of writing verses pertinent to their crimes in lieu of whatever their consequence may have otherwise been.
For instance, let’s say a student’s consequence for lying was that he lost his night out eating pizza with the guys. His option to write Bible verses or paraphrase a chapter that is pertinent to lying instead of missing pizza night does two things; it not only teaches scriptural wisdom, but scripture actually becomes his redeemer of sorts rather than the punishment itself.
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