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.
How to Encourage, One Adjective at a Time
In 1 Thessalonians 5:14, the Apostle Paul reminds us to “Encourage the timid, help the weak and be patient with everyone." As we practice encouragement, we can improve at the skill of pouring into someone’s heart. That skill, in turn, boomerangs back into our own hearts and pours out gratitude for the opportunity to help others. Sometimes, all it takes is one adjective.
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.