Alright wonderful readers and friends! I have a proposition for you . . . The Faith in the Home Forum.
Above all else, I believe our calling as parents is to introduce our children to their creator. To nurture and model what authentic faith looks like in daily life. But how do we do this?
I want to start a discussion here at The Engaged Home about nurturing faith in the home. Mitch and I love to share what we are doing in our own family, and we have experience working with teens and their families. But we know that you also have experience and insight.
Each week I will share a resource–usually free (and sometimes a giveaway) focused on nurturing and encouraging faith in the home. Your job, ahem, homework, will be to read or listen or watch the resource and come back next week and let us know what you think.
The following week, I will share some of your comments in my blog post. Plus, I will encourage readers to read your comments and reply. 🙂
This week I want to kick it off with three podcasts with one of my favorite speakers and authors, Kara Powell, author of Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids (affiliate link) and The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids.
Family Life Today (another one of my favorite family resources–you should check out their podcasts!) hosted Kara Powell on their show to discuss three topics: dealing with your teenager’s doubts, intergenerational relationships, and modeling grace to your children. Give the interviews a listen on their website.
Questions to think about for next week for The Faith in the Home Forum:
- What are you doing to encourage intentional intergenerational relationships within your child’s life? Do they have connections to Christian adults other than you and your spouse?
- What role did intergenerational relationships (if any) play in your faith formation?
- Has your child ever expressed doubts about their faith? How did you respond? Were they able to work through them, or are they ongoing doubts?
- Do you remember struggling with doubts–or do you still? (There is no shame in it, I think most people do.)
- How do you strive to daily live out a vibrant and authentic faith?
I would be honored if you shared this discussion across the interwebs, and if you are a blogger–grab my button and share it on your site: