Sometimes I feel inadequate to guide my children throughout their life. When I really stop to think about it, it’s easy for me to feel overwhelmed by everything I want them to become. I want them to love others, pursue their passions and gifting, and stay far away from the Green Bay Packers. Mostly, I hope my wife Emily and I can disciple them and model Christ for them in a way that helps our children find an authentic love for and faith in Jesus. Discipleship at home starts with our own relationship with Jesus, but the next aspect is just as crucial. Here's a few ways you can foster a heart for God's Word in your kids.
Last week as my wife and I were cleaning up at the end of the day, I heard the sound of pages ripping coming from our family room. When I entered the room, I saw my son sitting on the floor tearing pages out of books. I quickly stopped him and told him it was wrong to destroy books. When he asked me why it was wrong, I had to pause and think. Why are books so important? In the increasingly digital world, are books really necessary for kids anymore? After doing some research, I found 2 sources that helped me use books to build a closer relationship with my kids.