Our children desperately need models of what it looks like to live and speak within the Christian story. Modeling has always been shown to be the most effective form of moral and religious education. For that reason, parents should want to speak about God continually and place their children around teachers who speak often about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and what they are doing in the world and their lives.
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Spiritual Addition or Christian Transformation?
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Trusting God and Protecting Our Kids
Fear is arguably one of the biggest threats to modern parenting. Whether we’re parenting toddlers or teenagers, there are myriad reasons to fear for our children. In the words of pastor and author Rich Nathan, “We live in a world that bombards us 24/7 with threats to our kids.” Amber alerts, abduction stories, school shootings, screen time and internet predators…the list of these threats to our kids goes on and on. It feels impossible to protect our kids from all the things.
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A Mustard Seed
"I’m supposed to teach?"
"Take care of my kids? Clean the house?"
"Can we leave?"
"Do we have enough food?"
"They keep arguing!"
"I leave everyday because it’s better for our family: 2 to 3 weeks together at least?"
"But we had plans!"
"My family isn’t all together, do they come home?"
"Do they come over?"
"It can’t be that big a deal could it? Is it?"
Fear. Freak out. Preparedness. Problem solving. Financial stress.
We all handle unexpected circumstances and difficult moments in our own way.
The range of emotions and feelings will vary due to the place you are living in your family right now. Needs are different for all of us and how we accept, interpret and handle this time will look different as well.