Conversation Starters: Restraint vs. Indulgence

Posted on January 18, 2012 by Phil

align with God; avoid the harmful; adopt the beneficial: godly choices/improved service to God

Conversation Starters

How can you keep this conversation going at home? Try bouncing some of these questions around at the dinner table, as you’re driving your kids to school or an activity, or even while you’re shopping together:

For Preschoolers

• After giving a snack or a dessert at some point during the week, play a game mentioning different sweets that your child likes. Point out the fact that too much of something, even though we may like it, can make us sick. Tell her that we must always remember when to stop.

For School-Age

• Ask your child to remember a time when he ate too much and felt sick. Ask him to imagine being old and feeling too big and too tired to do the things he loves. Remind him that by not taking care of our bodies, over time we will grow overweight and unhealthy.

For Students

• Discuss the results of people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. Find current stories of celebrities whose lives are in ruin due to excess.


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