I'm not sure how much help I'll be...but I'll try.mdfriederich wrote:Hello parents who have done, begun, or thought through their student's work with the Experiencing God study. I have been struggling with the issue of wishing my daughter had someone who's going through this study also to discuss it with her and for encouragement. I am feeling too stretched to be able to work though it myself. (Maybe I'm mostly struggling with the desire that I wish I could do it too!) So, if anyone has any encouragement for me about how their student went through it on their own or suggestions for ways I can be an encourager of what God is doing in her through the study, I'd appreciate it.
My son and husband are doing this study now. They meet once a week to "discuss" and recite the verse to each other. My husband has made a few comments that I'll share. He wishes there was a parent's guide to facilitate the discussion - it is hard to really do it effectively with just their study books. Maybe that's because it's two guys, but he said it would really help to have some kind of notes or resource (and he is doing the study as well).
Another thing he mentioned is that the study assumes that the student is chasing after God...my son is not...so at times their discussion is just on the surface and not very deep at all. That frustrates my husband because he desires to help our son grow in his relationship with the Lord. But he knows that that the best thing to do is persevere.
All that to say, if you are not able to actually do the study with your daughter, I would suggest getting together with her at least the end of each chapter and letting her share with you some of the things that have impacted her, or stood out to her - let her say the verse to you - encourage her in those areas.
Honestly, I am so thankful to be using MFW for highschool because this way my son is actually studying scripture and having a bible study. If left to his own in choosing, he would not. That's the truth of where we are right now.
Blessings to you - don't beat yourself up about not having time to do the study. Seeds will be planted regardless!