September 25, 2015

Messy Family

Proverbs 22:6
Child and family expert, Tim Keller, says, “In parenting, you get who you are.” Simply put, the depth of our faith directly impacts that of our children, their children, and so on. In a day in which many young adults are walking away from the faith and organized religion altogether, we must ask the question: “What makes faith stick?” How can we give our children faith that will stick in their lives and for the generations that follow? The promise of Scripture tells us that if we train children in the way they should go, they will not depart from it. But what does this look like specifically? In their book Sticky Faith, Powell and Clark suggest many ways we can make faith training stick. Among them are: talk authentically about faith with your child, develop family rituals for faith conversations and family devotionals, serve together as a family, be involved in a church that welcomes children, and facilitate relationships between your child and other Christian adults. What about you? Which step(s) do you need to take to help your child have a faith that sticks?