The demands of parenting can be joyful at best – and also incredibly overwhelming. So often we just get by day to day, and we feel like we play a constant game of “catch up.” Often our frenetic lifestyles cause us to miss important opportunities to stop and talk with our children about faith. Without an intentional focus, we too often leave the “faith talks” to our once a week (at best!) trips to church.
But did you know that what Mom and Dad say, and what Mom and Dad do are the primary factors that influence whether or not a child will grow up to have faith? The formation of faith involves so much more than formal “Christian Education” – it is the learning and experience of faith through the folds and creases of everyday life.
The season of Lent is the perfect time to embark on “fresh start” to discern how you can grow faith at home by making use of your family’s existing routines. It really is as simple as weaving faith into the conversations, rituals, and traditions that we already naturally do with our children. The “experts” in faith development have narrowed it down to 4 “Keys” to growing faith at home.
It really is as simple as weaving faith into the conversations, rituals, and traditions that we already naturally do with our children. And we suggest that you start right HERE