How Can I Help Impress My Children with God?Monday, January 30, 2012
'How can I impress my children with the greatness and glory of God?' That's the right question for Christian parents to ask. In a recently featured article at Christianity.com, Christian author and professor, Don Whitney, highlights a helpful tool for fostering a heart for God in our children while they're at home...
I am persuaded that so little family worship regularly exists in Christian homes, that even in most of our best churches, most of our best men do not lead their wives—and children if they have them—in family worship. A recent survey by George Barna supports that claim. According to his research,
- 85% of parents with children under age 13 believe they have primary responsibility for teaching their children about religious beliefs and spiritual matters. However, a majority of parents don't spend any time during a typical week discussing religious matters or studying religious materials with their children. Parents generally rely upon their church to do all of the religious training their children will receive.
Having your family in a good, Bible-teaching local church is crucial to Christian parenting. But this is not enough for conveying to your children all you want to teach them about God and your beliefs. Moreover, it is unlikely that exposure to the church once or twice a week will impress your children enough with the greatness and glory of God that they will want to pursue Him once they leave home.
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