Marshmallows and Self-Control

A man without self-control
is like a city broken into and left without walls. –
Prov. 25.28

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control... – Galatians 5.22-23

“The Marshmallow Test” was first administered back in the 1960s and is still being used today. I found these videos both very funny and very fascinating. Of course the spiritual applications are almost self-explanatory.

“What can a marshmallow tell you about your kids?” is the lead line for this news story about the Marshmallow Test…

The Marshmallow Test even found it’s way into a TED presentation (btw I’m a fan of TED…which is not meant to be an endorsement of everything you would hear in a TED presentation; use discernment). In this video, Joachim de Posada says, “The most important factor for success: the ability to delay gratification”:

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One thought on “Marshmallows and Self-Control”

  1. DUDE!

    You would not believe that just 2 or 3 nights ago I was just pouring my heart out to Daizzee about my need for self control!!!

    I also sought out an awesome sermon from Johnny Mac concerning my need for self control in his sermon called Princiles of Christian Liberty based on scripture from 1 Corninthians 10:23-…

    Good Stuff!

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