How do we teach our kids about God when we don’t know all of the answers?
How do we get our kids to participate in family devotions when they don’t want to sit still?!!!
Take a deep breath, Mom and Dad. God knows that you’re doing the best that you can. When it comes to teaching our kids about Jesus, you don’t need to know the answers and there are some fabulous resources to help you out!
On today’s Better Together podcast, I had the most delightful conversation with author, Sarah M. Wells. She’s the author of the new resource The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture.
Mom or Dad, if you’re reading this today and you’re worried about messing up your kids’ spiritual growth, relax. It’s okay to not have all of the answers. You’ve got permission to say, “I don’t know the answer to that, but let’s keep reading and see what we can learn.”
Sarah wrote the Family Bible Devotional as a faith-building experience to give parents confidence in helping their kids fall in love with Jesus. It includes 52-devotionals BUT there are NO dates because real life rarely sticks to a schedule! Sarah totally understands the up-and-down rhythm parents face. She deals with that in her own family. “We’ll be solid in reading the Bible and doing lessons for a few days and then, a few weeks will go by because life got busy.” Sarah says that they just keep at it.
So friends, listen to Sarah’s encoruagement today if you’ve been feeling discouraged about teaching your kids about God OR if you’re not even sure where to begin.
In this episode, we’ll talk about:
- How to set realistic expectations for family devotion time;
- Why we feel intimidated talking to our kids about the Bible;
- How to engage your kids in family devotions – even if their not sitting still.
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About Sarah M. Wells
Sarah Marie Wells is the author of The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture (Discovery House Publishers, Fall 2018), a novella-length essay, The Valley of Achor, available on Kindle, a collection of poems, Pruning Burning Bushes (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2012), and a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award (Finishing Line Press,2009). Poems and essays by Wells have appeared recently in Ascent, Brevity, Full Grown People, Hippocampus Review, The Pinch, River Teeth, Rock & Sling, Under the Gum Tree, and elsewhere.
Sarah serves as the Director of Content Marketing at Spire Advertising and as Associate Editor for River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. She resides in Ashland, Ohio with her husband, Brandon, and their three young children, Lydia, Elvis, and Henry.