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Erin MacPherson, author of Put the Disciple Into Discipline: Parenting with Love & Limits, clarifies the purpose of discipline in a child’s life. As parents, we want to create Jesus-followers, not just good citizens. Creating an atmosphere of grace and mercy along with consequences is just one key that Erin shares in this highly practical interview as she teaches us to shape our child’s heart not just influence their behavior.
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- On a scale of 1-10, how much pressure do you feel to “have all the answers”?
- Erin says that discipline focuses on external consequences while discipleship focuses on the internal state of one’s heart. Based on this definition, who has discipled you? Who are you discipling?
- What is one way you can “press in” during conflict rather than trying to avoid conflict?
Erin MacPherson is a national speaker and author with eleven books to her name in addition to multiple publications and compilations.
She lives in Austin, TX with her Assistant Principal husband and her three kids, Joey (10), Kate (8) and Will (5).