Talking about the 5 skills to establish faith in our kids. Catch the first 4 here.
Faith Skill #4: Articulate Faith
Create a safe place to discuss and wrestle with what kids believe. This is key for our kids to make their faith their own.
Not just as parents, but as individuals, we can fear doubt. We are scared of questions. Sometimes it freaks us out when people question their faith. We think we might lose them forever. They might go off the deep end.
“Just have more faith. Have more faith!”
I’m not discounting faith. It’s a vital component to your relationship with Jesus. But in order to make something your own, sometimes you’ve got to wrestle it down yourself. I appreciate a good sermon, but I value scripture more when I labor through, question and digest it myself.
Give people in your home the space and the safety to question. Have less faith in your explanations of God… and have more faith in the work God is doing in the midst of the wrestle.
Some of the best parenting advise I’d ever heard came from a 23 year old single man. He said…
Talk less. Pray more.
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