faith at home activities

Read with Your Child: 

One of my family's best friend's is a dad of five children.  When we would visit them, we would see him read to his children each night before they went to bed.  They would be in bed, and he would be on the floor reading to them.   He chose fun books, silly books and spiritual books.  But each night, he had time to sit with his children.  This time together spurred many conversations and gave the kids a special time with their dad.  No matter how busy he was, this was their time together.  So, take some time and read to your child - in a world wired for screens and fast moving technology, take some quiet time and spend it reading to your kids.

faith building tips

Be a Dad that Cares

The presence and involvement of a father is unlike anything else in the universe. That’s because dads mimic what our heavenly Father does for us, His children — He protects, shelters, comforts and loves. As dads, your presence and words hold great power in the lives of your children.  Go to events, learn about what they like, join them when they shop, and meet their friends.  Love your child too much and  check things out and speak truth into situations. Children will process that you are there and even if they are embarrassed, they will be  grateful they have a father who cared enough to be there and say something.

articles of interest

WHAT DEFINES A FATHER? Our earthly fathers are an important source of our genetic makeup. But God is the ultimate source of our lives. Look at what being a father really means. 

10 WAYS TO HELP YOUR KIDS HONOR THEIR DAD:  Use your position as a mother to inspire your children to honor their father this Father’s Day and over the years

CELEBRATING FATHER' DAY AS A SINGLE MOM: Facing Father’s Day as a single mom brings difficult questions. How can I help my kids on this day? What is expected of me? Am I required to honor him too?

recommended Books

10 THINGS GREAT DADS DO:  There are certain qualities that great dads have in common, and Johnson teaches men how to become that great dad for their kids. He explains that kids who have a great dad tend to be happier, healthier, and more successful in life than kids raised without this advantage. Even if a man's own father was not a positive role model, he can master being a great dad himself - with the right tools and instruction.

DAD'S EVERYTHING BOOK FOR SONS:  Today they're Cub Scouts; and before you know it they're shaving! Now's the time to establish unbreakable bonds with your 8- to 12-year-old sons---ones that will withstand the turbulent teen years. Discover creative, realistic approaches to communicating, fighting the world's influence, defining manhood, imparting eternal values, and more.

THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG IDEAS: FOR DADS AND DAUGHTERS  This one-of-a-kind book features over 50 fun and practical ways to build a great relationship with your daughter. Find out how you can make a difference in the most important parts of her life, such as her personal faith and relationships.

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.