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
Faithful Families encourages families to add spiritual practices into their daily life, with a focus on transforming everyday moments into sacred moments.
Sacred Dwelling: A spirituality of family life
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.
Living in God’s Time: A Parent’s Guide to Nurturing Children throughout the Christian Year
By Margaret Persky
This is a great idea mine for incorporating the liturgical calendar into our “out of church” lives.
The Family Cloister: Benedictine Wisdom for the Home
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.
Weaving Faith and Family… When You’re Hanging on by a Thread: Reflections and Suggestions for Your Busy Family
By Eileen Marx.
A great resource for those of us always on the move but are also moved by greater momentum.