Taught not Caught

This past Sunday was another bustling day at church with several new families weekly, she came in bringing her little cousin who she says asked about ‘Who is God?’

She said that she doesn’t hear the little cousin and her family talk about God or go to church but only four years old she asked about God. It reminded me that somethings are caught, not taught as someone once said.

I’d like to propose that we would consider teaching some things explicitly, openly to our children. Being intentional and consistent in teaching children is part of the gig. Although acknowledging things will definitely get caught in the day to day, we are to front-load, or prepare content in bits, and then re-address them so our children have good and clear information from the one who is responsible for raising them.

Are you in the early parenting stage like me?

A few things we’re going to have to teach our children:

*about who God is, how he loves us, how to read his word, the Bible

*community

*friendship

*kindness

*the heart: motivation, consideration, etc

*good, healthy marriage (if you are married)

*health/eating/exercise

All that sounds heavy and intense most days but it doesn’t have to be when we have Jesus on our side. Do you know that life is to be lived abundantly? If you have questions about resources and having the ability and grace to raise your children, I’d love to chat.

Tell me below what are some of your scary parenting topics you dread or the exciting topic you love sharing and teaching on.

Advertisement

By MamaDea

Life can be full of hope and abundance; I am certain we can find it because the life we want and desire: Jesus came to give us life and we can have it abundantly! A little about me: I am a wife, first. Next, I am a mama to five children; my husband and I have four daughters and son! I love to connect and talk about things of God and look for beauty in life.

Leave a comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: