Last month you may have noticed something new in our worship guide on Sunday morning. In the bottom corner, near the back, you may have seen what we call The Parenting Resource Corner. This is an addition that we hope will serve to strengthen families and encourage you as a parent in your efforts to shepherd your children in all of life.
Many of us are familiar with God’s command to teach our children His ways. In Deuteronomy 6:6-7 God says, “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
But, what does that actually look like in day-to-day life, around the dinner table, Sunday afternoons or bedtime? We often get questions from parents asking for best practices and resource ideas for various things in the life of the family. Based on many of your own questions and also your suggestions, we have compiled a list of helpful resources to take the commands of Scripture (to raise our children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord) and put them into everyday practical actions.
Anne Rogers has been working with a group of volunteers who have been enlisted to research and write reviews for each resource on our list. Every week we will highlight a new tool, book or great idea. This will contain a short summary of how it’s used and how it has been effective in the life of members of our church.
The list includes resources from several different categories:
- Parenting Books
- Family Devotionals
- Historical Christianity (missionary biographies, church history, etc.)
- Christian Fiction
- Media and Music
- And just plain Family Fun (game night ideas and family outings)
Eventually the complete list will be made available online as we add resources to the list. In the meantime, please be on the look out each week for The Parenting Resource Corner and new ways to strengthen your family, grow in your parenting and enjoy loving your kids as we watch the Lord work in and through them.
If you have any additional resources that you have used and have found really helpful, please comment below so we can continue to expand our list.
Author: Rev. Wes Andrews