Teaching Honor in the Bathroom

The bathroom is an excellent place to work on honor. In part, honor means that people do more than what's expected. They look for things that need to be done and do them without being asked.

For a while, my (Scott) family had a sign by the light switch in our bathroom that read, "Is the bathroom ready for the next person?" All we were trying to do was get our children to turn around and look. Anyone else who walked by the bathroom could see what needed to be done.

Picking up the towel and taking out the dirty clothes were first on the list but we asked each child to think of one more thing to do to make the bathroom a little neater.

Did you remember put the new toilet paper on the roller? Is the sink clean? Are the towels hanging neatly? These are examples of ways that family members can show honor and they probably won't get any credit or reward for them. This gave us the opportunity to teach our kids that if you do your acts of righteousness before men then you have received your reward, but if you do your acts of righteousness before God then God who sees in secret will reward you openly (Matthew 6:1-4).

God loves honor. Children benefit from learning it, and the bathroom is a great classroom.

What are some ways you've been able to teach your kids to demonstrate honor?

Milan Tomic

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  1. Fabulous message - thank you! I think I'll post that message in our daughter's bathroom! However, she's only 4 1/2, so our biggest challenge right now (although this was NOT a challenge when she was 3 1/2!) is to get her to FLUSH!!! What's up with that and what makes them quit flushing?! And while we're at it, why do they stop caring about tying their own shoes once they have that skill mastered (and after they are no longer tying EVERYTHING in the house in knots)?! They are SUCH a blessing, but so hard to figure out!