I don't think any of us thought, back in March, that online church was going to become our only way of doing church for a long time. To be honest, I thought we'd be back in our church building in June - which seems laughable now, as we face possibly another year (or two?) of Zoom/YouTube/Facebook … [Read more...] about KIDS NOT ENGAGING WITH ONLINE CHURCH? HERE’S HOW TO NURTURE THEIR FAITH
Discipleship for kids
When it comes to nurturing faith in our kids, the road can be rocky. Here are my favourite resources, alongside thoughts and ideas from our family's experience.
UPDATED FOR 2021 I've written a lot on this blog about how crazy our family is, especially when it comes to our noisy family devotions. Pretty much all the spiritual nurturing we do for our kids is full of chaos, mess and clutter! I say this not because I'm proud of it, but because I want you … [Read more...] about WHAT IS THE BEST CHILDREN’S BIBLE TO BUY FOR MY CHILD?
Easter is a tricky festival to celebrate with children. On the one hand, there is so much joy - we are celebrating the ultimate pivot point of all of history! But on the other hand, there is a whole load of sadness and gory stuff which happens beforehand. For our adopted children, especially, … [Read more...] about HOW TO MAKE EASTER SPECIAL
I'm absolutely over the moon today to be welcoming one of my long-time heroes here on the blog! Victoria Beech (aka Mrs Godventure) is a mum, and highly experienced children's worker, writer and speaker. She runs the Godventure website and writes the awesome Godventure resources, which I've … [Read more...] about HOW TO HAVE A FAMILY PASSOVER MEAL
I don't know if you've ever tried sitting down with your family for a planned time of Bible reading, prayer, worship or all three. If you haven't, imagine unicycling into a lion's cage, balancing a ball on your head, and holding raw steaks out in front of you whilst listening to some vintage … [Read more...] about FAMILY DEVOTION IDEAS (WHEN YOUR KIDS ARE RUNNING RIOT)
A common question amongst time-poor Christian parents who want to nurture their children's faith is: What are the best family devotions? What are the best ways to come together as a family around God's word? What will really ignite our faith as individuals and as a family? And will we make it out … [Read more...] about 10 BEST FAMILY DEVOTIONS (TO BRING KIDS AND GROWN-UPS TOGETHER)
We're big fans of music in our family, not least because I'm a Music graduate and my husband has always been an avid music-listener - both live and recorded. In fact, I often moan at him because he has to have music on in the background All.The.Time. The other night when we were trying to learn … [Read more...] about THE BEST FAMILY WORSHIP SONGS (WHICH WON’T MAKE YOU CRINGE!)
I'm delighted to have none other than my own brother and sister-in-law on the blog for today's teen-themed post! Colin and Carol have two boys (aged 17 and nearly 16), and are my go-to for … [Read more...] about SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRITUALITY: 6 WAYS TO ESTABLISH A CONSISTENT BIBLE MESSAGE FOR YOUTH
This week, we're focusing on raising teenagers, with a new post each day. We've looked at communication, and what happens if our teens go off track, and today we're looking at - well, we couldn't really ignore it, could we? - Christian puberty education: how we teach our teens about sex, … [Read more...] about CHRISTIAN PUBERTY EDUCATION: TALKING TO OUR TEENAGERS ABOUT SEX, RELATIONSHIPS AND THE BIBLE