Have you ever had a heart-to-heart with your child and wondered how to encourage them to connect with God about it all? Do you sometimes find yourself giving your kids a pep talk, but feeling it's all just a little bit hollow? Would you like to offer your kids something more solid when they're … [Read more...] about HELPING CHILDREN CONNECT WITH GOD IN THEIR EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES
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.
In the never-ending pile of laundry, discarded vegetables and emotional melodrama that is Parenting, the idea of how we parent our kids on their faith journey can often get overlooked. Occasionally, I stick my head out of that pile and remember that our greatest ambition for our children is for … [Read more...] about HOW CAN I PARENT MY CHILDREN FOR FAITH? (A REVIEW OF THE PARENTING FOR FAITH COURSE)
Want some creative Lent activities for families and children this year? Nope, thought you didn't. Because, if I know you well (and I'm starting to think I might), I know that you show up to this blog exhausted by parenting and life and everything in between. You really don't need anything … [Read more...] about 30 SIMPLE LENT ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES
I am absolutely thrilled today … [Read more...] about SHARING FAITH ACROSS THE GENERATIONS – TWO GRANDPARENTS SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS
Listen - both you and I know that children's books are two-a-penny these days, but there's a book being released today which I really think you ought to buy for the young children in your life. One thing I'm passionate about (OK, so I'm passionate about many, many things - but that's not the … [Read more...] about GOODBYE TO GOODBYES – REVIEW
The kids and I love Advent, and all the fun preparations for Christmas. We have loads of little traditions that we look forward to, and try to focus on sharing the story of Jesus' birth in creative and fun ways. One of these traditions is our Advent basket. You may do something similar in your home … [Read more...] about WHAT GOES IN OUR ADVENT BASKET?
Earlier this week, I wrote a message to Christian parents whose adult children don't follow Jesus anymore. I was responding to what some of my readers have shared with me, as well as trying to think ahead and put myself in their shoes in 20 years' time, attempting to understand what I might be … [Read more...] about PARENTING CHILDREN FOR A LIFE OF FAITH (REVIEW)
I know you don't read this blog for tips on how to be a wonderful Christian parent. But even so, if you happen to have missed the part about me not having a friggin' clue what I'm doing, let me put it in plain text for you: I AM ABSOLUTELY CLUELESS WHEN IT COMES TO GUIDING MY CHILDREN IN … [Read more...] about WINDOW ON THE WORLD – BOOK REVIEW
My husband, who doesn't often read this blog, sometimes mocks me for writing about faith and discipleship in young families. "Ha! You're telling people how not to do it, right?" And he's absolutely spot-on: he and I really don't have it sorted when it comes to our children's discipleship. Yes, … [Read more...] about EXPLORING THE BIBLE – BOOK REVIEW