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Principles from Plutarch (10) – Instilling Habits of Faithfulness in our Children

In my last message I wrote about how instilling the right mindset in our children can help them to face hardship. In this message I am going to write about how instilling habits of faithfulness in our children will help them to grow in strength and maturity. In his “Life of Aemilius Paulus” Plutarch wrote, …

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Principles from Plutarch (8) – How Fear Effects Parenting

In my last message I wrote about how love is a stronger motivator than fear. In this message I am going to continue to explore how fear can negatively effect our parenting.  While discussing Artaxerxes Plutarch wrote, “Fear is the bloodiest passion in princes.” Fear provokes leaders to oppression, to actions they regret in times …

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Principles from Plutarch (6) – Overcoming Weakness of Will

In my last message I wrote about how we should set our hearts upon and pursue eternal things. This week I am going to write about overcoming weakness of will. While discussing Marc Antony Plutarch wrote, “It is common enough for people, when they fall into great disasters, to discern what is right, and what …

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Principles from Plutarch (3) – Aesthetics and Neatness

Last week I wrote about the importance of creating and maintaining an orderly environment by having clear expectations and consistently enforcing those expectations. This week I am going to continue on that theme by discussing the importance of aesthetics and neatness. In dealing with captured pirates, Pompey came to the following conclusion. “Wisely weighing with …

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Principles from Plutarch (2) – The Importance of an Orderly Environment

Last week I wrote about how great leaders serve something higher and better than themselves. This will I will write about the importance of creating and maintaining an orderly environment. According to Plutarch, after Cinna was slain Sylla came to power “much to the joy and satisfaction of most people, who in their present evils …

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