Encouragement to Parents:
If you are like most families, you will attempt to have spiritual conversations at home and you will be greeted by toddlers screaming, children not listening, or teens putting their AirPods back in. Some of you have college-aged children living in your home and they think that they already know everything. However, we want to encourage you to be persistent in your efforts to have Faith conversations in your homes and throughout your days. God’s design for the spiritual formation of the next generation is through the home.
Faith at Home conversations are not exclusively appointments on your family calendar. Faith at Home conversations are largely inspired by circumstances that arise throughout the day. Next time you check the mail for a neighbor, help someone clean up around the house, or need to apologize to someone, explain the Biblical reasons for why you do all that you do.
Faith at Home is largely about capitalizing on explaining Biblical principles throughout life circumstances, but it can also be an appointment on the calendar. Your challenge for January is to pick a day and time that you will gather with your family to pray, read Scripture, and discuss the application together.