It’s time to be completely honest: my family hasn’t been attending church regularly. After thirteen years, we decided we needed a break. Over a year later, I’m ready for us to return. Will my family want to come with me?
I should’ve been prepared for my own child to tell me he was experiencing doubt. But I wasn’t.
How is your scripture engagement going with your kids? How about you youth ministers and Sunday school teachers and leaders? Miriam McKenney continues to read the Bible with her kids at church, and we’re reaping what we’ve sown. The children are growing into the Word of God.
Failing was my entrance into a holy Lent.
I want to be enough of a roadblock to convince them to think a little more deeply.
These days my prayers are an admission that I’m not the one in control.
My attempts to modify others’ behavior during the six weeks before Easter haven’t really been any more effective than my mother’s were.
Sexuality and gender seem unique in their capacity to elicit terror in adults and embarrassment in children.
My daughter told me, “For you being a priest, we aren’t the most religious family.” Is that because our faith is practical and immersive?
Our families show us God in everyday life. Recognizing these moments is critical for our faith and the faith of our children.