Character Card: Contentment versus Complaining

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Today we are giving away the fifth Character Card in the series: Contentment versus Complaining

The other Character Cards are:





This Character Card discusses the difference between contentment and complaining. We all struggle with being content at different times in our lives. Jealousy and ungratefulness can be two reasons that lead to complaining. It is so important that we train our children to have a healthy perspective on life. We need to make sure that we are teaching them to be content with what they have and to not always beg for more. We also have to help them realize that they do have a wonderful life, and even if they don’t get everything that they want they are still better off than so many people in this world. Being content is a godly character trait that we all need to continue to strive for our whole life.

If you are unfamiliar with our Character Cards let me explain to you how they can be helpful. We tried to break down each trait and find the root problem. Then we looked for Biblical examples of the positive and/or negative sides of the character trait.  Kids (and adults) learn best from stories, and by making the stories relatable, we are:

  1. Giving them good examples
  2. Teaching them that the Bible is relevant and helpful for figuring out what to do in our own life

You will see from these Character Cards that for every trait there is a good and a bad option that are at opposite ends of the spectrum.  We want to make our kids aware of the decisions that they are making.  We are teaching our kids that whether you intend to or not, you have a good or a bad decision that you can make in each and every situation.  My family calls it a wise decision and a foolish decision.

This month’s Character Card focuses on how to be content with what you have.

In this lesson there will be a Bible lesson to read, followed by discussion questions. The next section will help you apply the principles of the story to your everyday life. Feel free to add your own personal examples. At the end of the lessons are other Bible verses that go along with the lesson to complement what you have learned. We pray these are a blessing to your family as you all continue to grow in your faith.

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