Lent is a season in the church that is a time of preparation for Easter. It can also be a great time for building in family moments to teach faith! Some of the concepts of fasting, suffering, death, and sacrifice can be difficult for younger children to understand. Begin talking about these concepts (in an age-appropriate way for your children). Here are some ways that you can take the time to slow down and focus on Jesus and the importance of the cross and the resurrection as your family prepares for the season of Easter.
St. Luke’s member, Anji Ison, walked through her home one morning and noticed the many things that were left undone…bed not made, shoes not put away, other things out of order. But the thing she DID note was that she and her daughter, Olivia, had taken time to do their morning devotional.
Every believing parents hopes that his or her child will embrace the faith and grow deep spiritual roots. But studies tell us that over half of those growing up in Christian homes will back away from Christian commitment by the time they leave the teen years. Too often, parent’s “outsource” the spiritual formation of their […]
Throughout time, the Christian church has been confronted with challenges. Our challenge in the 21st century is that many of our own kids who attend church as children… are leaving the faith as adults! This should raise a red flag for all parents. A 2008 study was conducted at the University of Notre Dame and […]
Children are growing up in a different world than when their parents or grandparents were raised. Advancements in technology in the last 10 years have created wonderful opportunities for information and connection, but with this also comes new challenges. For example, busyness, stress, pressure and worry is not only affecting parents and teenagers, but also […]