How we work on Bible memorization
So we work on memorization mostly as a family, although my husband and I and even our older kids do work on some memory work on our own.
I connect the verses with our school week as far as scheduling. This means we spend about a week and a half on each section before moving on or adding more verses.
We usually aim for 2 verses. If the verses are longer then we will only do 1 verse.
If we are working on a longer passage we will just keep adding 1 to 2 verses each time.
Every 6 to 8 verses or at a paragraph break we will add an extra week with just the verses we have so far to help solidify them before continuing.
At the end of the passage, we will allow at least an extra week with all the verses. We will add extra weeks depending on how well we feel everyone is doing. The goal is to move the verses into an almost automatic response, and long term memory, not just short term.
We practice the verses together in the evening along with our nightly Bible reading before the kids go to bed.
Everyone who is here. Yes, even the littles. We do not expect them to be able to stand up and recite it on their own (we don’t actually ask any of them to do this), but they are expected to try to say it with us. They will pick up and actually remember a lot, even if they can’t say all of it, or repeat it all back to you. You will be surprised.
All of us should be memorizing scripture. If you are not, just start somewhere. You are welcome to work along with the verses posted here. You can also pick out verses that are important to you, or verses that really spoke to you. You can also pick out themes (verses that speak about a specific topic) such as anger, fear, trust, love, etc.