Teach Your Kids Compassion (Christian Parenting Series, Part 3)
As parents, we must lead by example, and help our kids empathize with those in need by showing them what compassion looks like. If we want our children to have compassion for others, we will have to be showing such compassion ourselves. What do your kids see you doing for others? In Christian parenting, it’s important to communicate God’s heart for the needy to our kids, and help them feel his compassion.
Three Tips To Help You Share Your Faith With Your Kids (Christian Parenting Series, Part 1)
Deuteronomy 6 tells us to impress God’s commandments on our children. We are to talk about them when we sit at home, walk along the road, lie down, and get up. The challenge we face is not just teaching our children the facts about God, but helping them have a passion and love for God and to understand what it means to follow him. To do that, we must keep three things in mind.
What’s Your Identity?
We tend to ignore the question of identity, because it can feel uncomfortable or overwhelming, but I think that's a mistake. I think our identity through Jesus Christ is a great gift and in fact, the Bible tells us we should become what we already are in Christ.
Four Things Kids Need From Parents and Mentors
God loves us as a Father, and models for us good parenting. I know that not everyone reading this is a parent, but everyone has a child or younger person in their life, so I think it’s important that we look to the Word of God for wisdom about these relationships.
How to Raise Grateful Kids (Christian Parenting Series, Part 2)
No parent sets out to raise an ungrateful, materialistic child who is totally wrapped up with things, but it happens all too easily in our money-oriented society. Our challenge is to raise thankful, rather than demanding, children, and that starts with our own hearts as we model gratitude and thankfulness every day.