When it comes to raising your kids, mistakes will be made, victories will be celebrated, tears will be shed and laughter will be contagious. You take each moment as it comes and treasure the time spent with your little ones while they’re still at home.
But what happens when they venture out into a world that will throw temptations in their path with each step they take? A world that won’t celebrate their steadfastness, but will instead try to test it?
Bringing up your kids in a Christian environment means preparing them for a world that isn’t so Christ-focused. But that’s easier said than done, right? Just bringing your family to church each week doesn’t ensure they will have the right foundation to make it in this world.
So what does it take to prepare your kids through a solid, Christian foundation? Is it just about having family Bible time, or does it go deeper than that?
Building the groundwork for your kids is the first step to providing them with what they need. Here are a few tools to guide you in the right direction.
Spending time at church and in your home with the family lays a great foundation. But sooner or later, your kids won’t be under your watchful eye. Providing them with places to feel independent when they’re young enables them to start creating good habits and decision-making skills now.
So while it may be scary to think about your kids out in the real world, remember that you have opportunities to set them up for success while they’re still young. And don’t forget, raising your kids isn’t just about doing all the right things and giving the perfect advice. Prayer and displaying patience is a huge aspect of parenthood! You aren’t perfect, but God is. Ask Him for wisdom and guidance.
Proverbs 22:6 says “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Ensuring that your kids will not turn from their faith and their convictions means praying for them each day and giving them over to the Lord. After all, He’s the One who directs their steps and holds their future.
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