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How Skipping Church Affects Our Children

August 5, 2016 | 0 comments

Posted in: Parenting Tags: church, church attendance, children, parenting, family

Do you think it matters if parents skip church? You bet it does. We are the examples to our children. They learn from us. I encourage all parents to consider the wisdom found on a blog titled "How Skipping Church Affects Our Children" which also has this question answered by Dr. Carl Trueman. The author states

Parents makes choices all the time for their families. As they decide on what takes priority in family, every choice is carefully observed and taken into the heart of their children. Yes, they are watching you, and they are learning from you.

Maybe the reason why our children have no love for Christ is due to the fact that we as parents do not show any love or passion for Christ, evidenced by how we prioritize our time both on Sundays and during the week. When television, sports, school, hobbies even family itself are elevated to a place of idolatry and replace the vital Christian responsibilities, then we tell our children that Christ is secondary to all these things. We tell our children that it is not necessary to take up your cross and die to yourself daily in order to follow Christ. We tell them that you only have to live for Christ when it’s convenient for you. We tell them it is okay to sacrifice time with all-satisfying Savior if something “more fun” or “more important” comes along (sarcasm indicated by quotation marks if you didn’t catch that). And this sounds like a clear path to apostasy if you ask me. 

You can read the whole blog and see video HERE

Let's treasure Christ in our hearts, make the Lord's Day actually the LORD'S DAY, and be examples to our children of what it means to love God with all our hearts by making Him a priority. 

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