Building Faith at Home
Having an everyday kind of faith requires deliberately reminding yourself of God’s power and presence throughout the course of each day. For parents and couples, it also means being extremely intentional about creating a structure within your family’s busy schedule that allows for both informal and formal conversations about matters of faith with one another.
Consider the following resources and suggestions any family can leverage to build the faith of your family members:
- Visit www.d6family.com/splink and sign up for a free weekly email that will give you ideas for conversation starters and making memories together.
- Take advantage of the following patterns or times throughout the day that are opportune for teaching and good communication between a parent and a child (Deut 6:7). Doing so increasingly makes having faith conversations less formal:
- Eating meals together – optimal for focused discussion
- Walking or traveling together – optimal for informal dialogue
- Tucking children into bed – optimal for intimate conversation
- Getting up in the morning – optimal for offering encouraging words
- Keep it simple. Engaging even in small ways as a family can make a big difference.
- Be intentional. Families are busier now than ever, so the more intentional you are about having consistent, meaningful faith talks, the more likely they will actually take place.
- Use one of the items on our Recommended Resources page to stimulate discussion.
- Visit www.heritagebuilders.com for more great ideas and free downloadable resources for meaningful faith conversations.
- Have high expectations and just do it! God will honor your persistence and patience as you keep trusting Him.
Visit our Faith at Home blog for up-to-date chatter from Family Ministries Pastor Steve Durand.