A Christian heritage is a beautiful thing. Raising our children in church plants seeds that later will yield a bountiful harvest. “Train up a child in the way he should go;even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 ESV) However, as important as it is for your child to be in church, it’s just as essential to understand what your child is being taught in church.
As parents, we’re eager for our children to experience the priceless gift of church for themselves. We feel grief and frustration when our teens resist attending services as a family. Here are seven ways to help teens break down their barriers to the church.
As a parent, it can be hard to know what to say to counter some of those messages that your teenager gets from the world, especially when Scripture doesn’t directly deal with selfies or Instagram or texting. How do you apply ancient words to modern times?
Would your child describe you as a 'Drama Mama'? Drama happens when unexpected circumstances hit and we are unprepared to handle them. You and I can learn how to maturely respond – rather than emotionally react – to what life brings so that we can dial down the drama, diffuse it, or eliminate it altogether.
What do you say when nothing can make it better? A child who has lost a loved one cannot be comforted — at least not in a lasting way — with a trip to the ice cream shop. In these situations, one of the best things we can do is help them find comfort in Scripture.