How can I teach my children about God?

Tanya - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 109 moms have responded )

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I am a single mom of 3. They are 12, 9, and 2. I work every weekend, which is a blessing because I get to spend time with the kids through the week. I go to school once a week on Wednesday nights. My kids know about God, but since I am unable to take them to church, how do I teach them his principles. How to I teach them God's word about right and wrong and about peace and humility? I thought about a home Bible study but have no idea where to start or how even to go about it. Does anyone have any experience with these issues and/or suggestions? Prayers for me and my family would be nice too. thanks

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Cheryl - posted on 05/18/2010

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Through your actions!

Children learn so much by what we do.

Listen to K-LOVE radio (contempary christian music)

Ask them who would like to pray before dinner? (it's a fight at our house!)

Ask them, "what makes you happy"?

What makes GOD happy?

Who created the trees, the flowers, the wind?

Kids are so smart!

They'll figure it out on their own, if you hold their hand.

God Bless!

Hugs!

Cheryl

San Antonio, TX

Nastasha - posted on 05/21/2010

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There are these online bible studies called Amazing Facts that me and my 7 year old daughter do www.amazingfacts.org there awsome, also we pick one scripture a week to memorize and we go over the verse everyday, we also have childrens story books we read..the most important thing is making time to have family worship everyday..also you should try and even pray that you will have time to take them to church that is a very important part of you and your childrens christian growth many people think its not important to got to church, but my sister im here to tell you thats not true.. If Jesus went to church every sabbath then its important for us to worship in church as well...God bless you sister. I'm a single mom too so I know how hard it can be.

Heather - posted on 05/22/2010

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I just wanted to note, that if you choose to let the church teach your children about God, you still need to be working with them at home. You need to know what the church is teaching and reinforce it, or teach them something else if the church isn't good at communicating. It isn't the churches job to teach our children about God, it's ours. They learn the most from us, by watching us and seeing what is important to us. If we just take them to church, then they see Christianity as a Sunday thing. It has to be an everyday most important in your life thing!

Rebekah - posted on 05/24/2010

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You can teach your children about God in SOOOO many ways. Have your 2 oldest make the solar system with the sun, moon, planets and stars. Start in Genesis, God spoke these into existence, God calls the stars out every night by name!!! Etc. Let them paint (even the 2 year old can do that) the planets and hang them up.

Use food as a good teaching of the Bible. Take a paper plate fold it in half, let them cover both sides with peanut butter and put pretzel sticks on it to make an ark. On the top edge of the plate coat with peanut butter and put Animal Crackers on it. Or take graham crackers with frosting place in a cup and pour chocolate milk over it and wash them crumble - great for the walls of Jericho!

Be creative! :)

Tricia - posted on 05/20/2010

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I have a 10 year old...and what I find very helpful is being the example of what I would like her to know and be. For example, start with something simple teach them to pray before meals and before bed...and no offense to those cute little poetic prayers...but prayers with meaning from the heart...what I do with my daughter is take turns every morning on the way to school we pray for the day, for protection, for wisdom, for grace, for friends and family whether for healing or deliverance any breakthrough...if you would like to know more please e-mail me triciared77@yahoo.com and I can give you some scriptures that will surly help you and your children grow in a real relationship with God...and you bet we'll pray for you

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Kara - posted on 06/09/2011

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I have a kids devotion book that I read to my kids every morning before school. It's a great way for kids to learn about faith in a way that they get. It's also a good way for them to start their day with God and have that be the first thing that they have on their mind for the day.

Kara - posted on 06/09/2011

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I have a kids devotion book that I read to my kids every morning before school. It's a great way for kids to learn about faith in a way that they get. It's also a good way for them to start their day with God and have that be the first thing that they have on their mind for the day.

Susie - posted on 06/01/2010

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Our Bible Study was at night sitting on my bed. My kids still have fond memories of these times. Right before bedtime, we would take turns picking a subject that they were dealing with, and then we would sit on my bed at night, and take our Bibles (they each had an age appropriate one), and we would talk about it. If they didn't have a subject to talk about - we would then pick an area of the Bible to read, and we would go as fast or slow as the kids wanted. We'd talk of whatever they wanted to talk about. It became a great way to know what was going on in each of their lives, as well as a way to get them to know how God would want them to act.

We always pray at meal-time, and I never worried whether they "prayed right", as all prayers are right. We always prayed for their friends who were sick, or having hard times. We brought cookies to our neighbors. Always letting them know that we are kind to our neighbors.

Will definitely pray for you. Make sure you are a great example to your kids. Never be ashamed to pray in public with your kids,, or to ask them what Jesus would do in any situation they are dealing with. Lastly, if you have someone that could take them to Church on Sundays or Wednesday nights.. that would be great. Try to find Vacation Bible Schools during the summer to take them to, as well as plays/musicals and the like at Easter and Christmas too. These all help shape who they will become. I will add you to our prayers.

Madeleine - posted on 06/01/2010

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Your experience and knowledge of Him is very important. Start slowly. have a devotional first...Pray with your children and then read a chapter with them..The Holy Spirit will guide you into a conversation with your kids on what they are reading...Sister, shine your light! Ask other moms if they would like to join you and your family to Bible Study in your home.

Cyndel - posted on 05/30/2010

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Best thing is seek Jesus yourself, let your children see you read the bible (I would suggest the ESV or NIV) every day, and begin praying with them in the evenings before they go to bed. I would buy each of them age apropriate bibles, go to a bible store and ask what their best selling youth bibles are and look through them. An excelent bible for your toddler (s/he will love it until s/he can read well) is the "Jesus Storybook Bible-Every Story Whispers His Name." It wouldn't be a bad Idea for your older children to listen while you read it to your youngest, it is amazingly written and really ties the old testament to Jesus.
As you read your own bible and pray, Jesus will begin to teach you, as He does you can begin teaching your children what you are being taught.
Is there any friends or family whom you would trust to take your children to church and Sunday School? That might be an option. Any way I hope this helps. God Bless.

Jo - posted on 05/30/2010

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Read them Bible stories.Find a good Christian book store, you may be able to get some books online that I used for my kids. They are called "Arch" books. I think the website is www.archbooks.com but I'm not sure. These books are good and I even remember some of the stories when I'm reading my Bible.

Get them into a church that has Awana club in it. In Awana, all kids learn about the Lord. I think it starts at age 3 and goes up to at least junior high. Cubbies are ages 3 & 4, Sparks are kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades, Pals is 3rd & 4th grade boys, Pioneers is 5th & 6th grade boys. Guard is 5th & 6th grade girls, and Chums are 3rd & 4th grade girls. I don't know what jr. high is called as I've only worked in a few of these groups. I enjoyed very much it great seeing kids learn God's word!!!

My youngest two were in it and really liked it. They also learned a lot of Bible verses, did activites and had a fun time. You can look Awana clubs up on the Internet. I hope I've been some help to you.

Keri - posted on 05/29/2010

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I have a two year old and I started by reading him books with bible stories (The Dollar Tree usually has some in their childrens book section). I also bought him a my first bible. Which puts the main stories into stories the kids can understand. I pray with him everyday as well. We will pray for you. Hope that helps.

Esther - posted on 05/28/2010

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sorry i thought you lived in ennis county clare ireland . i didnt realise it was your name. but i pray that you do find a church that has help support and great teaching for you and your children as as good taeching and good friends always help.

Esther - posted on 05/28/2010

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there is a childrens club every fri 6.30 at for your older 2 children in cloughleigh community centre in ennis it has been run by ennis evangelical church for over 10 years . and they have a really great group who deal with all the issues of christianity. there is also via which is for secondary children it runs in st flannans school every friday at 8 i think . the only thing is these groups stop for the summer holidays very soon but they will start back after the summer holidays.. there is also a womens bible study every monday morning through our church they are held in womens houses all over ennis for yourself and you can bring the 2 year old. if you every want to meet up i am also a a mum of a 3 year old girl and i live in cree west clare. you and your children will be in my prayers. here is our churches website for more details. http://www.ennisevangelicalchurch.org/

Sonya - posted on 05/27/2010

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I would suggest that you should start out with a little devotional. There are a lot out there to choose from. After you choose one, pick a time all of you can spend time together..in the morning before they go to school maybe, and read the devotional together, it usually has a scripture you can talk about and say a little prayer together..it doesn't take much time and the moments you have in those times are priceless, you will become very close to Jesus, and each other..

Jill - posted on 05/26/2010

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WOW - I came thinking I could post something to help you, but instead walked away with a list of websites, books and ideas!

Overall I think the best thing that you can do is have a true relationship with God daily and be willing to open up to your children about it. Pray, Read and Discuss.

THANKS everyone and God bless!

Shanna - posted on 05/25/2010

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hello. Dr John Stanko's Daily Dose of Proverbs, i think is an awesome way to share Gods word. It has real life situations that are supported by biblical principles. i think that that might help start you off in the right direction. BUT simply just reading the bible and reflecting on the scriptures you have read, as a family. allowing everyone to explain what the srciptures mean to them. i hope that helps.

Crystal - posted on 05/25/2010

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true! bring God into your daily life. i noticed a big change in my 5 year old! i got her a 'princess' bible and we read every night. I dont listen to secular music but christian music and her and my 3 year old son sing along to all the songs! we started getting involved more with church, and going every sunday, and her teachers get the kids involved in the discussions so my daughter now understands communion! we read and pray every night and and now its become just a normal outine. in fact this morning the dogs were barking, and she says" mom the dogs are barking because Jesus is coming back soon!" in which she had the biggest smile on her face and ran to her room saying" i have to get ready and look good for Jesus!" its a joy to my heart to hear her sing church songs on her own and ask q's about the bible. i will pray for you!: )

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I worked at Focus on the Family Canada before I went on mat leave last August. When I left, they were just developing a "toolkit" for parents for teaching godly traits to kids. It's called Kids of Integrity. Here's the link: www.kidsofintegrity.com. I hope it helps!

LaKisha - posted on 05/25/2010

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The best way to teach your children about God is through you. They are watching how you act in situations..do you call on God to help you? Do they see you pray? Do they see you in praise and worship at home? Do they hear about you talk about God to others? I am a mother of one son 4 years old. I taught him to pray for himself. When he has bad dreams, he knows how to say "Lord take the bad dreams from me." I pray for him and encourage him while he is awake and sleeping. I pray that God will come into his heart, and for God to allow me to be a Godly woman, wife, and mommy in front of him. Lastly we attend church, we have to do that. Ask God to provide a way for you to attend church, he will do it if you are genuine about the request. About the bible study I suggest you start at Genesis, and get a NIV Bible. I am blogging about the Bible currently you can take a look if you want:
http://silenceinthewilderness.blogspot.c...
I will keep you in my prayers! Love and Blessings!!!!

Timina - posted on 05/25/2010

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Have you ever heard of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)? It's a great study that sounds like it would fit perfectly into your schedule. It's a international organization and all around the world people are studying the same thing at the same time. They have childcare for your two year old... and if it's evening class, your older kids, too. The kids aren't just in childcare, though, they are learning the same thing you are but on their own level. My two year old has been through the entire book of John and knows so many stories just by being part of this study. You will have to look up the website and check to see where the closest study meets (they have one of those zipcode finders)... but I'm telling you... its phenomenal! They even have a home study worksheet each week to help with discussions as well as a sheet to tell you about what your two year old learned! Good luck.... It's great to see the responses many mothers have posted! I wish more people were turning to God and getting their families involved!

Elzabe - posted on 05/25/2010

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You have already received a lot of suggestions and advice. I would just like to add to them. To teach our children Gods principles means we have to know them, and when we know them and follow them, our children learn it cause the best way to teach is through example. One must always remember that there is as BIG difference between 'know about God' and 'knowing God'. I say this because evil also know God and it's scared of Him. The best way to get to know someone is through spending time with that person. The same with God. Reading His Bible and praying to him as a family are one of the most important keys in getting to know God the Saviour. I would also suggest you try and find a Bible Study group close to you and go. Later, you can start your own group. Get a support system with other Christians first. God will provide you with a lot of answers through various ways just because you are asking Him and His children. Answers may be in books, through this conversations or ways we do not know, but seek Him in your every day and in every aspect of your life. Trust Him and set your life focus onto Him. I pray for you and your family and that God will send you support.

Elzabe - posted on 05/25/2010

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You really received a lot of suggestions and advice at this point. I would really just like to add to all of that. One must always remember there is a difference between 'know about God' and 'knowing God'. The latter is the more important one. Just think about it that evil also knows about God, but do not know God. The only way to get to know someone is to spent time with that person, the same with God. Reading the Bible and praying as a family is very important. Try to find out if there is maybe a Bible study group in your area where you can for a start going to, to get you going and maybe start one later yourself. Christianity is not a religion is a lifestyle. One must integrate God in every aspect of your life( financial matters, health,decisions, reactions, in every aspect). And remember that parents teach children through example. If you take His principles at heart in your life your children would understand it better. God is the answer and in your search for the answer God will give you the solution. Just be strong, keep faith and focus your life onto Him. He is going to help you - through various ways. Books, people, this conversations. He is listening, just talk to Him. Praying for you and the kids.

SANDRA - posted on 05/25/2010

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Hi Tanya, God bless you. As I read some of the responses you got from these great women of God, I want you to know that they are all in line with God's principles for governing your family and not only for your governing the kids. As a mom I started to have devotions every morning with my boys at a very tender age and so they are still in church at ages 21 and 18. The bible tells us to train up a child the way the should go, that when the get old they will not depart from it. I pray for the wisdom of God to prevail in your life, as you do what is ordained by GOD for us to do as mothers. I pray that the will of God, will be fully establish in your family, for his name sake. God Bless You and Your Family.

F - posted on 05/25/2010

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Hello Tanya. How wonderful that you want to continue the values and lessons of the Bible and the wonder of faith in God to your children! I suggest:
- Doing arts and crafts activities with them centered around a theme for the week (i.e. making Noah's Ark, teaches faith in God, trust in his promise...).
- On Nature walks or a trip to the park talking about the things that God has blessed us with in Nature and how it coincides with the Word (i.e. unity in all things)
- Teaching morality is a little trickier but you can set up plays during the week (maybe between family?) where they role play situations that clarify how we are supposed to act.
In addition, Proverbs is a wonderful book on moral ethics and precepts.

Hope these suggestions are useful...stay Blessed.

Lorrie - posted on 05/25/2010

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I was once in your shoes, What I did was I took small things, and found ways to do things like teach the 10 Commandments. Not only was I able to teach my child a valuable lesson, it helped me to keep my faith. Good Luck and God bless Prayers Always:)

Gaye - posted on 05/25/2010

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Showing your kids that you are passionate about God with daily prayer and devotion is a great way to bring God into your kids lifes. They will do what you do. Also check with a local church to see if they have anything bible studies during the week, our church offers a service on Wednesday nights as well as bible studies throughout the week. Also setting up playdates with other children of other christian families is a great way for you and your kids to know God. Hope this helps and you are in our prayers.

Victoria - posted on 05/25/2010

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I don't know if you have the "Picture Bible", but it is the whole Bible for kids in comic form. It is totally engaging. My 8 year old has read the entire thing totally on his own. He has sat for 90 minutes at a time totally enthralled in it. There are all kinds of programs out there, but nothing beats the word of God to learn about Him. I have used it for a couple of years now as nightly reading before bed and prayers. Now, Josh, my 8 year old has taken it and read it from cover to cover in a matter of 2&1/2 months!!!!

Porschia - posted on 05/24/2010

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By reading the WORD (Bible) to them...you should you a kids Bible because it has pictures in it for the lil one to understand and the older one will understand buy hearing you read... afterwards try do a activity relating to what you read ,,, do a lil at a time

Heather - posted on 05/24/2010

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LOVE Revive Our Hearts! Great stuff. I have Lies Women Believe, great book!

Missy - posted on 05/24/2010

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Tanya,

There are resources at reviveourhearts.com for single moms as well as devotions for you and your pre-teens. I highly suggest if your 12 year old is a girl, to get Lies Young Women Believe and the truth that sets them free. It will benefit her life and tell her what God says, compared to what culture says.
A good book for the younger ones is the Family Fun Stuff Bible for Elementary or Preschool for the younger two. It's a great Bible that has activities you can do, songs, crafts, foods all kinds of things. You can find it on amazon for pretty cheap. As a family begin memorizing some scriptures, my 2 and 4 year old love to do that with me before bed. We sing and read a story from their Bible and then we'll practice a verse. Then when ever something comes up in the day, we talk about the way that God would want us to handle things and we pray together. I'll pray for you.
God Bless,
Missy

Julie - posted on 05/24/2010

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I think all the suggestions below are really great ones. I think you can teach them a lot by how you live your life as well. Too many parents do not lead by example these days. God has definitely blessed your children with a wonderful mom.

Nicie - posted on 05/24/2010

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you hav gotten all great suggestions,so I will add just one. My mom started me reading KJV reading proverbs, each chapter as the daysof the month. Proverbs as you know is great for teaching anyone any age values, behavior, what God like n doesn't, etc. As a child it really helped me to hav a realness of God and it did a better job at putting me in check than my family did because of the conviction.God bless you and ur family!

Summer - posted on 05/23/2010

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Many Churches have a midweek or even a Sunday night service. Some have adults that are willing to bring children of parents who are unable to go. Find a church that you feel comfortable with and talk to the pastor. They can help.

Deb - posted on 05/23/2010

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Tanya, all of the suggestions I have read are great....doing all or any of them will help. But the best way to teach your kids about God, is to live every moment for Him.....be sold out to Him.... study Scripture yourself, and get so you know it...I'm not saying memorize the Bible or anything, nuuuuuhuuu, but be very familiar with it, and know what it says....get yourself a good concordance so that you can find "that perfect story" when you need it.... and when life situations happen, as they will, tell your kids what Scripture has to say about it....how God sees the situation, and how they can best honor Him as they walk through it....remembering to do the same as you walk through the challenges in your life.
Give thanks to Him often, pray with your kids, and generally show them your devotion to the Lord....they learn as much or more by how we behave than they do by what we tell them. :)
Just my 2 cents! ;^)

Erida - posted on 05/22/2010

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Hi Tanya, I also have 4 children they are 16, 14, 5 and 2. It always be my pray that all my children will stay still in Church. Have faith in God and do the right things what God wants them to do. The thing is I always try to take them to church every week but on your case is hard because you have to work every weekend. About home study, it is a good idea. What you can do, you may make a visit to a church of your choice or give them a call and ask about home bible study. I am sure they will be glad to have such an enquiry. The one I visited is a Seventh Day Adventist Church. They are very lovely group of people. You can visit their websites. To me they are very helpful. http://adventist.org.au Hope you can find what you are looking for. I am praying for you and your family. God bless you.

Crystal - posted on 05/22/2010

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Hi. This is an excellent topic and one I have tried to figure out myself. I think the best and most important thing you can do is to act the way you want your children to be. Their greatest role model is going to be you and they will take on some of your mannerisms. If you help others, are respectful, honest, etc., then your kids will see that and eventually adopt those traits. For my son, I will teach him that I am acting the way that God wants me to act and then I will follow with excerpts from the Bible or other teachings that can help him to understand more. I incorporate books with God themes in them to read to my son and I also will leave the t.v. on Christian kids shows so that way he gets "God from all angles." Right now he is too young to understand, but when he gets older I am going to have him volunteer with me or donate toys to children's hospitals, etc. so that he can see just what being a good person and a true child of God is. I hope some of those things help you a little and good luck!

Diane - posted on 05/22/2010

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Yes.a home bible study is a great way to teach your children, and where to start. At the beggining just make sure you understand what you are reading always teach them to pray for understanding frist. make sure you have a study Bible with you let them interact. what ever time you chose to do this make sure it is always at the same time. for the two year old get the children bible they should all have a bible to read along with you. let them know that the bible is not like any other book you do not read it from frount to back teach them about the foot note's. find a way to have fun doing it do no bore them.

Glenna - posted on 05/22/2010

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pray & let them say the prayer tell them they can talk to GOD like a frend . read his word to them get books for them about him . let the 12 & 9 year olds read from the bible .call your church & find out when they have vbs & see if someone can bring them . a lot of churchs have a mid .week ser. too try to go . i will say a pray for you .

Elsa - posted on 05/22/2010

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Hello,

I am a mother of three children I was fortunate enough that when they were young, I was very active in the church and so where they, thus, they have a foundation and a pretty good idea of what God expects from them, My children are now in their teens and not as easy to involve them in church activities nor will they sit with me to do a devotional somehow it feels weird doing a devotional with Mom!! Therefore I have opted to take the challenges that life brings us every day to make it into a devotional. Problems at school, sickness, joyful times, whatever your day looks like, make sure that you tell them what an awesome God we have that he takes care of us. Ultimately at the end of the day, no matter what happens, all they need to know is how special they are, that they are forgiven, and that GOD LOVES THEM. When I go to be at night I can rest knowing that in our conversation of that day, we shared what an amazing God we have and how much he loves us and provides for us, even in the tough times. Hope this helps.
God Bless

Jan - posted on 05/22/2010

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On the idea of Vacation BIble Schools be aware that some churches now charge a tuition per chiild. Check into this before signing your children up. Other churches will be doing week long camps for your older children at very resonable prices. SOme of these camps will be overnight others day camps so look around your community.

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Tanya,
A worthy endeavor to pursue. I would start with prayer and having short devotions each morning and evening. I would encourage them to begin developing their relationship with God by understanding that prayer is just talking with God. It doesn't have to be formal or long or on your knees, it can just be saying something as simple as "Hi, God". I would also invest in some good Christian CDs, videos (Veggie tales work well and while the two year old will really like the animation, the older ones will like the videos too). Also, there are programs for various kids at churches on a weekly basis. I would suggest talking with other Christians in your circle, finding out what their churches have to offer and if there are any events/activities that may be of interest to your children. Most churches have busses that will come by for pick up/drop off (this may take a while for your comfort level - that's ok). But during the week, there will be vacation Bible school programs sprouting up very soon. This will be a good time for you and your children to go, meet others and check out various church settings, teaching methods, congregants, etc. I'm praying for you. I think this is great! Oh, don't forget reading Bible stories with your children will increase their knowledge and understanding of who God is, as well as your own - plus the added benefit of just having quality time with each other.

Betsy - posted on 05/21/2010

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Find a church in your area that has strong youth programs. Get the girls involved now as they are swiftly approaching the age where their peers will influence them more than you will....most youth programs occur during the weeknights. There are also great guides for Christian family fun. Google away!

Jan - posted on 05/21/2010

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First of all if you have waited till now to start teaching your 12 & 9 yr olds about God you are way behind! Get a good translation of the Bible and read it with them nightly. Find a good church and friends who go there and ask if they will take the older ones on Sunday and any week day activities available. Many churches have things other than on Wed nights for youth(your 12 yr old) and families as well. Some churchs often will pick them up. My church is active several nights a week with Moms meetings for support at different times. We also have Sunday night activities for all age groups. Read from a good Bible Story book to your 2 year old. THere are many good devetonial books out there for youth and parents get one and find 5 - 15 mins a day to spend reading and praying with your older children. You did not add anything about grandparents or other extended family could there be someone there to take the children to church while you are working?

Lori - posted on 05/21/2010

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I think the number one way to teach your children about God is to teach them through example. Show them what it looks like to be in love with Christ, to lean on him and be thankful in good times and bad, to show them how he has priority, how he gives you strength, show them how to apologize when you make a mistake and be truly repentent, show them how to forgive and forget, show them how to love their neighbors and enemies, show them how to be compassionate, show them how to be kind, show them meekness, teach them accountability for their actions and how not to blame others for what choices they make, show them that lying is never acceptable, show them how to guard their tongue, show them how to share their love of christ with others. I could go on for hours. In short if we teach our kids scripture and they can recite the entire bible, and yet they watch us live a completely different life and cant see the application it greatly affects their spiritual walk. Its almost like do what I say not what I do. This, along with bible story books, lessons, videos like veggie tales, family worship time, and prayer time should help you children learn about and begin to develop that personal relationship with Christ that you want for them. I know you said you dont know where to start. I would start by telling them what Jesus means to you and how important he is in your life and let them start asking some questions. Pray and ask God for guidance and wisdom and he will lead you if you let him.

Courtney - posted on 05/21/2010

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Awana's is a wonderful, and FUN, outlet for children to not only proactively learn about God's Word; it's also a place for them to build good, strong friendships with other children. Our Awana's class is on Wednesday nights and as far as I know that's usually the night most churches hold it... you could drop your kids off and go to class! It usually lasts an hour to an hour and a half. Also, you can go to any church that has Awana's - you don't need to be a member of that church. Other than that, what has worked for me is constantly talking about God every day in every situation that arises where there's an opportunity for my son to learn. If he's angry at someone for whatever reason (he is 6) than we talk about how Jesus would want us to interact with that person, that situation, ect. If we're outside taking a walk, we talk about how God made the mountains and the sunshine and all of the beautiful things we see. I also read one story out of his Children's Bible every night before bed and we pray... and I encourage him non-stop to talk to Jesus about his day and how he's feeling- wheter he's on his knees praying at night or just in his heart whenever he feels like he has something to say. It has worked wonders, he talks about God all the time. :)

Frances M - posted on 05/21/2010

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People have a tendancy to think that Children are too young to understand and be taught about God without special children's books or special Bibles. I accepted Jesus when I was 3 years old and my Grandmother started putting me on her lap and reading the King James Bible to me when I was 5 years old. That was in the 40s.
The children I have met and taught (100s) are starving for meat and people keep giving them milk. Adults seem to forget that the Holy Spirit enriches God's Word as it is read silently or out loud. He is fully capable of teaching children as well as adults.
Acts 2:16 - 18 "But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 'And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.
John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

Beverly - posted on 05/21/2010

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Christianbooks.com has a very good selection of material for individuals of all ages introducing them to God. The childrens sections features items specific to age and gender. Also, try reading material you get with them be open to answering questions and get them individual bibles that cater to who they are individually...

Josefina Gomez - posted on 05/21/2010

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Please read Exodus 20: Once you read the entire chapter, then read the New Testament, John 3:16. Read the WORD of God every day, God loves you, and your family too. Attending church should be my first recomendation. I'll pray for yo, but you need to do your part too. May the LORD bless you.

Florence - posted on 05/21/2010

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Take them to church. Read the Bible to them. Say grace at every meal. Say prayers with them at night when you tuck them in. Try to lead as Christ-like life as you can. Florence Cox

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Hi, wow you have your hands full....but you have the Lord who is the husband to the husbandless, our provider, comforter..etc. My suggestion is to have a little church service n have the kids participate...one can lead in worship songs, the other can pray before you start, one can take the offering and you can do the bible study. Find a christian bookstore near you or go to christianbook.com or even amazon.com and find a devotional for children or bible study guide that will help you. There are also christian games like bible trivia if you want to change things up a bit. The best way to teach them Godly principles aside from all that, is by being a living example for them of how to live a christian life. You might also be able to find a church that has meetings during the week ...ours has prayer meetings on Wednesdays where the younger children have their own service separate from the adults with other children in their age group. On Fridays we have a youth meeing for ages 10 thru 19.Maybe you can find a church in yr neighborhood. Its wonderful that you want to teach your children about God. I will pray for you and your family. God Bless, Maryvel

Lisa - posted on 05/21/2010

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Hi Tanya, I'm glad to know this is important to you children need this in their life. I't is a good time to get them started after a certain age you might have to fight with them to go to church. you really need to have them going to sunday school, Christain church also has programs like awanas they teach them about the bible while having fun its a free program. any church you call will be willing to help you. I found it was most important to practice what we are teaching them. I hope this is helpfull

Bonnie - posted on 05/21/2010

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Great Children's Books
Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers By Joey Allen
Read With Me Bible An NIrV Story Bible for Children
My Creation Bible

JOHANNA - posted on 05/21/2010

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hi well im a jehovahs witness and i have two girls aged 2 and 3 and i have a home bible studie with them we say a prayer every night and i ask them questions through the day like who made the trees or who made the birds

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