Building a Christian Home

Family playing on kitchen floor with toys. Building a Christian Home. How do we help our family to have faith? How to give our children a lasting faith

One of my colleagues encouraged me to repurpose some of my messages from the Family Matters series as articles. What follows is extracts from a sermon titled Building a Christian Home, based on Proverbs 24:3-4. Building a Christian Home The average Christian child or youth in North America attends a church service 1.7 times a […]

Faith-Nurturing Parenting

What is faith nurturing parenting?

Is faith-nurturing parenting essential? According to the 2022 findings of the Arbor Research Group, less than two-thirds of parents identifying as Christians say it’s essential for their family to connect with a faith community. The research also revealed that most parents identifying as Christians place a higher value on their children’s mental health, access to […]

Helping Children Pray

Child praying with mom. How to teach children to pray

On the human level, no one is better placed to teach children to speak to God and hear from Him than their parents. So how do we go about helping children pray? Here are three guidelines: Connecting There’s praying that sounds like a prayer and real prayer. We should never teach children that prayer is […]

Helping Children Read the Bible

Child reading Bible with adult. Family devotions.

To help children love the Lord with all their heart, soul and strength, we must teach them the Scriptures (cf. Deuteronomy 6:7). Here are ten practical suggestions for helping children read the Bible: Do it together. Talk about the Scriptures at home (cf. Deuteronomy 6:7). The Bible is about relationships (with God and others) and is […]

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