Parents: Create a Rhythm

Impress them on your children. Talk about it when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

The scripture above comes from Deuteronomy 6.

Parents, I know that it can be difficult to create a rhythm in your life and in your families lives, but I want to challenge you to do so. I believe that if we can do this, our children will grow strong in the Lord.

in the scripture, we see that there are four times where we can impress our faith/values upon our children. Take a look at it from this standpoint:

Parents, talk to your children when you sit (eat meals together) at home and when you walk (travel together) along the road, when you lie down (tucking the children in bed) and when you get up (morning routines)

Each time, we can have a different communication method, role and goal for the conversations. Below can be a helpful example:

Morning Time

Communication: Encouraging Words, Role: Coach, Goal: Instill Purpose

Drive Time

Communication: Informal Dialogue, Role: Friend, Goal: Interpret Life

Meal Time

Communication: Formal Discussion, Role: Teacher, Goal: Establish Values

Bed Time

Communication: Intimate Communication, Role: Counselor, Goal: Build Intimacy

Parents, if you have any stories to share about creating a rhythm, please include them in the comments section.


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