Time in the Car
How much time do you spend in the car with your children? Why not make the most of these opportunities?
1 – Talk about your day – What went well, what do we need to pray about?
Sports and Other Activities
Are your kids involved in sports of other activities?
1 – Talk beforehand about what it means to be a follower of Jesus and an athlete or participant.
Watching TV or Going to the Movies
Do you watch TV or go to the movies with your kids?
1 – Ask “Where did you see Jesus in this movie or TV show?” For help on finding Spiritual connections to movies go to www.hollywoodjesus.com
Vacations and Holidays
Do you go on vacations or do special things on holidays?
1 – Remember that our example and model is what our kids learn from the most. Its hard to teach our children to honor the Sabbath if we skip church for vacations or holidays.
Do you have time in the morning when everyone is getting ready for school and work?
1 – Make sure to begin your day with Jesus. Pray together and ask God to be a part of your day.
Bed Time Routine
Do you have some time with your family before going to bed at night?
1 – Family Devotions! There is nothing we can do to up the odds more that our kids will fall in love with Jesus then doing family devotions. They don’t have to be long or fancy – just get together to read the Bible and talk about your faith.
Need help making the most of your family’s time? Try these resources that can be used throughout the Rhythm of Life. (Click the image for Web Site Links)
This web site is designed for Parents who are working to pass on the faith to their children. Join in the discussion – share your ideas, and thoughts, and stories. What’s working in your family? Look at the other ideas posted and add comments. This web site will grow as the community adds input… so please visit the site, and add to it!
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Created by Dr. Joel Dietrich
Minister to Families and Children
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Rd – Springfield, VA 22152
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