Raising Children in the Faith

These are notes I put together a few years ago- I don’t remember why. I am moving files and deleting some and thought I’d just put this here.

Raising Children in the Faith
Know more about what we DON’T want to do than what we DO want to do. We parent in reactive vs proactive ways. We think we won’t make the same mistakes as our parents. Either we do, because haven’t put something better in place, or we don’t but we make errors that our parents never thought of making because we have chosen based on what we reject, rather than what we deliberately select.

Spirituality should be pervasive in your home atmosphere- it’s not just a set of rules. It’s a relationship with a REAL PERSON, NOT an institution. What is the difference between you and your daily life and that of a moral atheist?

You want your kids to be different- do not be afraid of them not fitting in- but don’t be holier than thou and self righteous about it, either.

Mommy network- find friends with parents who have similar values.

TIME- this is even more important for teens than it is for toddlers, but if you don’t take the time to build that relationship (and it is not quality over quantity, it’s both) when they are little, they won’t let you do it when they are teens.

Col. 3:14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

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