Growing in Faith

As a family we desire to be intentional about raising our children in faith...both using faith to guide our decisions and sharing our faith with our children so that they may also grow in faith. Although we attend church twice per week, pray as a family before meals, and share child-friendly stories of faith with our children, we often wonder if there is more we should be doing. How do we emphasize the importance our values and faith to our children? How can we be conservative and liberal at the same time? I'm not talking about politics, but rather our ability to hold our children close while allowing them their own wings to discover the world and make their own choices and decisions. What makes the post-confirmation teen who is no longer being compelled to attend church, continue to do so? What role do our choices now have in attitude later? My kids are young now and this may seem like something not to worry about, but I think parents SHOULD be thinking about this stuff. What do our choices now have to do with later?

I don't know exactly why I'm writing this post other than because I felt like our blog was so focused on how much we value education that something else was missing because the blog was not being entirely true to who we really are as a family. Things were starting to seem a little one sided. So I guess I'm putting it out there- Faith is a huge part of our life as a family and I intend to blog more about my children's spiritual education as I have about other aspects!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it's great that you and your family are so focused on your faith. What you do sounds a lot like us, church sunday and wed. night, pray before meals and we read a Bible story before Chels goes to bed. I do wonder if it's enough sometimes but then chelsea is 4 and actually knows quite a bit more than I thought she had absorbed which is great. Our world is so focused on other things that it's easy to forget to take time out for God. thanks for a great reminder and encouragement!