As we teach our children the Scripture during family devotions, we must not miss the main point, which is the gospel, the good news of God’s redeeming plan through Christ. The Bible isn’t merely a book of character-building stories to orient a child’s moral compass; rather, it uncovers our spiritual bankruptcy before a holy God […]
You homeschool because your child’s faith is important to you. We want to support you in training up your child. These blog posts show how to give your child a biblical worldview of each subject.
Here are my previous posts in this series on family devotions: The Case for Family Devotions The Structure of Family Devotions The Structure of Family Devotions (continued) Overcoming Obstacles to Family Devotions Let’s look at some additional obstacles to having regular family worship and consider ways to overcome them. Bad Attitudes Set an example of […]
Mention “community service,” and some of us get weak in the knees. Suddenly all our other commitments begin to protest inside our heads, and we find ourselves thinking—if not saying—“I simply don’t have the time or the energy.” We feel guilty because we know teaching our children to give back is important, but our feelings […]
“What a delicious feast you made us, Mommy!” “Yes, thank you very much, Mom. I’ll help wash the dishes, but first, Dad, can we do our family worship time?” “Yes, can we? I love family devotions!” Sorry, but that’s not my family. Our Bible time rarely goes without at least one child complaining, interrupting, or […]
In Part 1, we looked at why family worship is important. In Part 2, we introduced three elements you may want to include in your devotions—reading, praying, and singing. Since we covered reading Scripture in Part 2, let’s look into the other two aspects of devotions today. Praying Prayer time is an opportunity for our children to see […]
Godless Days What do you think of when you’re challenged with the grand task of discipling the next generation—especially when they’re not even out of lower elementary yet? Although there’s great potential, there are also numerous pitfalls. Increasing godlessness isn’t a figment of the imaginations of hysterical prudes; it’s a reality in the progression of […]
When I was young, the only neighbors I had were at school. Our family lived near a seven-lane road and the closest houses were near a very unsafe apartment complex several hundred yards away. We spent most of our time at our Christian school, so I wouldn’t have met my neighbors anyway. When a preacher would talk about loving our […]