Even children and youth who regularly attend church and Christian formation typically spend no more than 2-4 hours at church each week. Children’s first and primary faith mentors are their parents or guardians. This means that faith is primarily formed in the home. Here are some resources for helping families journey in faith together.
Faith at Home is a wonderful online resource for exploring faith and God at home with your family. New information is added regularly and you can subscribe to email updates.
Choosing a Children’s Bible
Did you grow up saying the same prayer at mealtime? Did you ever wish you knew more? This book of meal-time prayers can sit upright on your table, allowing you to flip through the 30 diverse prayers from a variety of sources including the Book of Common Prayer, St. Augustine’s Prayer Book, and the Bible. Interspersed are traditional English, Jewish, and African graces. Read more >
Raising Children of Faith
By Traci Smith
Faithful Families encourages families to add spiritual practices into their daily life, with a focus on transforming everyday moments into sacred moments.
By Wendy Mogel
How do kids find grace and security in an increasingly complex world? How do we combat overindulgence, over-scheduling, and overprotection? This a great parenting book that focuses on raising kids who are self-reliant and resilient, while encouraging attitudes of respect and gratitude. Mogel uses basic lessons of the Jewish faith and tradition to teach life skills and values.
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By Wendy M. Wright and Santa Murphy, illustrator
A book that’s great for that Sunday afternoon (or bed time or anytime) read with the family.
By Margaret Persky
This is a great idea mine for incorporating the liturgical calendar into our “out of church” lives.
By David Robinson
St. Benedict’s very practical rule of life for a monastery (everything, from prayer to laundry, eating to gardening, is done with a heart oriented toward God) is applied to life in a family.