Im so happy to be back blogging, the last 2 weeks have been pretty eventful for us. I was sick with food poisoning one week all while preparing for my daughters first birthday, then my mom in law came to town and we have been at the beach for a few days stay-cation. Now its time to get back into our routine and prepare for the future.
I wanted to share a verse that keeps popping up into my head that I want to focus on this year:
Proverbs 31:27 ESV
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
when I read this verse it makes me wonder how can I "look well" to the ways of my household? what can I change or improve upon?
The first way that I immediately think of and is something that is constantly on my mind is how to raise my daughter in the Lords ways. Now that she is a year old and growing fast, I want to learn how to instill in her a love for God and an understanding of the Gospel. I also want her to know what she believes in and why she believes it. This is where christian apologetics comes in.
looking well to the ways of my household includes giving my child a firm foundation in Christianity so that when she is challenged she will be able to stand firm In the faith and not be tossed to and fro as waves in the sea.
Did you know that about 70% of Christian youth leave the church after high school?
This percentage is way too high for my comfort level. I do believe that many parents and especially moms have not been looking well to their households in this area. We have sent our kids to Sunday school once a week thinking that is all they need and will be able to stand firm when reaching adulthood and college. Sadly this is not true.
Moms.... dads..... your children need you to give them that firm foundation to accurately and logically understand the Gospel/Christianity.
How can we do this? By introducing apologetics as early as we can to our kids.
As I said my daughter is only a year old, so my experience In teaching children apologetics is virtually non existent. So to help me "look well" to the ways of my household in this specific area I will be hosting a small discussion group at the end of the month tackling the topic of engaging kids in Apologetics . So I am basically on the hunt for resources to share with other moms providing age appropriate activities and lessons regarding apologetics.
so far this is a really good youtube video I found that breaks up by age/grade level how to introduce apologetics and what the child can understand at each age:
If you have any ideas, suggestions, videos, sermons, websites regarding teaching children apologetics please comment below. I will greatly appreciate any information you can send my way.
Have a great 4 of July weekend everyone
P.s. there is more id like to share about prov 31:27 but I will leave that for another post :)