It's Not Taught, It's Caught

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When it comes to matters of the faith, it is easy to get fixated on teaching lessons that we feel we need to impart to our children. However, the reality is that much of those lessons are learned much better when they are modeled. In this post,  Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott speak from their own experience raising two boys, sharing how they seek to model faith for their kids.  Les and Leslie are renown marriage and family counselors. They've published numerous books including The Parent You Want to Be and Helping Your Struggling Teenager.


Take a moment and list the major faith lessons and values that you want your children to learn before they leave home.
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How are you actively seeking to impart those values/lessons? What do you feel you are teaching well? Where might you be able to improve?
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How might you be more intentional about modeling what it looks like to actively live out the faith lessons and values you wish to impart?
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Les and Leslie talked about taking their kids outside of this culture in order to shape their ability to have empathy. How could you leverage family time and resources (missions trips, family vacations, community service) to underscore the values you want your kids to learn?
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The Christian faith is not one of mental assent alone. It is a living, active, life-transforming faith. Let the way you communicate the values of the faith reflect its living and active nature by showing your kids how your faith transforms your life. 


For a great parenting resource from Les and Leslie, check out their book, The Parent You Want to Be, here.