Part 1 of a 2 part series. In this article, Paul Tripp proposes 5 key doctrines that affect the use of homework: Scripture, human responsibility, God, sin and progressive sanctification. He demonstrates through short cases studies how each doctrine can help inform homework assigned. Tripp concludes that good, well-tailored homework can play a significant part in the counseling and change process. Part 1 is in JBC 11:2 and Part 2 in JBC 11:3.