I think most Christian parents would say that they want to have a close-knit and god-honoring family. But this doesn’t just happen overnight.
Building a godly family involves many things, and one of them is a commitment to intentional parenting. Bringing the family together to complete meaningful activities is one example of how parents can be intentional.
How Building a Godly Family Can Involve Intentional Activities
Last week on License to Parent, we shared a list of nine activities that can help strengthen relationships between parents and teens. This week we are adding to that list and suggesting more actions for parents to take in the process of raising their kids in a wise and godly way. The suggestions on this list are not simply tasks to cross off; they are clear and hands-on suggestions that may help parents in the journey of child-rearing.
Let’s take a look at 11 more suggestions for building a godly and loving family:
- 10. Find service opportunities to complete as a family.
- 11. Try learning a new skill and creating as a family.
- 12. Push yourselves with a tough project or something that will involve a leap of faith. Finish your basement. Advocate for a cause. Go big!
- 13. Commit to reading the Bible, fasting, and praying together. This can strengthen your ability to keep each other accountable and can help you develop discipline together.
- 14. Evaluate the best options for education for your kids. In particular, think about the benefits of homeschooling. When parents take the reins on education, they are able to guide the schooling of their kids through a Christian worldview. This can help kids see a close-up view of what it means to be a Christian.
- 15. Restrain yourself from giving in to all of the demands and desires of your children.
- 16. Keep each other accountable. Teach your kids godly principles through the things you do and say so they will be prepared to keep you accountable as they grow older.
- 17. Remain steady for God.
- 18. Resist the urge to elevate your children to the number one spot in your life.
- 19. Have no limits to your love.
- 20. Get up and go! Decide to begin, and go for it!
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