iab-728x90

The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

iab-728x90

The Ten Commandments for children

'I decided to write down Rules of Life but soon recalled someone had already done that in stone, in the language of a loving parent'

One night I decided to write down the "Rules of Life" I intended to enforce in the morning (see also page 8).

I soon recalled that someone already had done that--on stone tablets, with numbers. So I typed up those ancient words and taped them to the children's bedroom doors. My mother's ear hears much love in these Ten Commandments. I understand this language of a loving parent: "Don't hurt yourself, child. It will hurt me even more."

But the ancient words aren't easy for children to understand. So I added practical illustrations of how each commandment might apply to the modern lives of my kids--and yours.


The rest of this article is only available to subscribers.

text size:

this page: email | print

iab-728x90
October issue

OCTOBER issue:

Older adults: Assets to our church

More...