Instructing A Child's Heart
by Tedd & Margy Tripp
The Essential Follow-up to Shepherding a Child's Heart
From interaction with their peers to the instruction and correction that they receive at home, children interpret their experience from a worldview that seeks to answer their fundamental questions: Who am I? What do I exist for? Where can I find joy? We need to provide our children with a consistent, persuasive, biblical framework for understanding the world God has made and their place in it.
Instructing a Child's Heart is essential to Shepherding a Child's Heart. The instruction that you provide for them not only informs their minds; it is directed to persuading their hearts of the wisdom and truthfulness of God's ways. Impress truth on the hearts of your children, not to control or manage them, but to point them to the greatest joy and happiness that they can experience—delighting in God and the goodness of his ways.
Tedd Tripp is the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church. He was married to Margy in 1968. They have three adult children and seven grand-children. Tedd is a graduate of Geneva College, BA in History, Philadelphia Theological Seminary, M Div, and Westminster Theological Seminary, D Min with an emphasis in Pastoral Counseling. Tedd is the author of the popular child-rearing book, Shepherding a Child's Heart. Before seminary Tedd worked as a contractor and in industry. Tedd and Margy founded Immanuel Christian School in 1979 where Tedd has served as a teacher and administrator. Tedd and Margy still serve on the board of ICS. Since 1994, Tedd has maintained an extensive ministry as a conference speaker and presenter of Shepherding a Child's Heart seminars.