faith at home activities

GRATITUDE QUESTION OF THE DAY: 

Children will not naturally reflect on all the good things in their life.  Ask one question a day to get them thinking about something they can be grateful & thankful for.  It could be a dinner time or a drive time question that gives your child time to reflect on all that is in their life.  


Some sample questions might be: 
What did you notice today that you had that someone else did not?
What made your life easy today?
What do you have that you could give to someone else? 


CLICK HERE to see a list of 15 great questions.  



faith building tips

START A GRATITUDE JAR: 

It's easy to forget all the good things in our lives.  So make a gratitude jar.  Find a jar and some pieces of paper you can use.  Every time someone in the family expresses gratitude or they are thankful for something or someone, write it down on one of the pieces of paper.  Then when you are having a tough or sad day, read them together.  You could also do it leading up to Thanksgiving and read them before you have your dinner. 

articles of interest

COUNTERING THE CULTURE OF ENTITLEMENT Left to their own devices, children can easily develop attitudes of entitlement that stem from living in a land of plenty. Our job as parents is to focus on instilling within our kids the pursuit of better things.


5 WAYS TO TEACH GRATITUDE  An attitude of gratitude  does not come naturally for most people. Instead, it is a learned response to receiving what God has given us in our lives.


STOP OVERINDULGING YOUR CHILDREN  Our self-absorbed society has told parents to help their kids feel good about themselves, that it’s the parents’ duty to make their children happy. But underneath it all, kids don’t need parents who make them happy. They need parents who will make them capable.


additional resources

Proverbs 31 Ministries

A great resource for ladies to be inspired and encouraged in their faith.

Midnight Mom Devotional 

Devotions for the mom who is up in the middle of the night

The Abide App

Find lots of scripture readings and ways to help your child and you sleep better and stress less with Christ.

Bible App for Kids

Download some great bible videos for your kids and you to watch and discuss during this time.

Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. It provides help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.

Family Life

FamilyLife's mission is to help people change the world one home at a time. Created on the principle that the family provides the foundation for society, the ministry offers a wide range of tools to help families become stronger.

Plugged In

Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live.