When we think of family traditions, our thoughts are naturally drawn to Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, and Easter – and while these are often foundational to a child’s faith formation, there are many other opportunities for faith to be woven into the rituals your family observes. The first days of school, mealtimes, family vacations, and bedtimes provide opportunities to build closeness with your children.
The most effective things that share positive values and faith are simple, small, and regular parts of our lives. Your traditions communicate your values, connect generations to one another, provide encouragement and continuity, and help your family develop an identity in Christ. Think about the routines and traditions that your family practices – both intentionally, and out of habit. How can you weave faith into the folds and creases of your family life?
The season of Lent offers the perfect opportunity to try a new thing. We offer several ideas below – don’t feel like you have to try them all!
Pray: Dear God, we praise your name and worship you. I praise you for . . . , in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, amen.
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