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Have you ever thought about prodigal children of believers and wondered, “Why do adult children stray from the truth”? When you know their parents spent years pouring their hearts into their children through Scripture, family devotions, and church activities?
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Sometimes adult children stray from the Truth
The truth is, you can’t control your children’s inner commitment to Christ. And at some point in adulthood, every soul must make this climactic, personal decision.
All of my kids now follow the Lord, but it wasn’t always so. Each of them will tell you they they reached a crossroad decision to own their faith instead of just adapting “what mom and dad believe”.
If adult children stray from the truth, why bother?
So why do we even bother teaching them the Word when they’re young?
1. To build a foundation for when they flounder.
Someday, your searching child may remember a verse, a hymn, or even flash a memory of you hugging a friend in prayer, and that may be the trigger to their change.
2. Because it’s Biblical
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. Deuternomy 6:7
3. To practice obedience
Your methods of training children in the Word will not look like anyone else’s and that’s ok – only you know your family’s needs. The importance is in our faithfulness to God’s Word.
4. To exercise trust
Trust goes hand in hand with obedience. And obedience comes from our relationship with our heavenly Father. His wisdom is far above the heavens and His ways higher than our’s. We lead by example.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
What better way to lead our children through Scripture than to teach them Jesus’ direct commands – and I have a brand new resource to help you do just that!
A Guided course for teaching kids the answers to their most common questions about the Christian Faith
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As a children’s ministry leader and then later when I was on staff with a Christian school, I began sorting through various resources that present the volumes of evidence for the defense of the Christian faith.
There is a TON of information.
And that was the problem.
It was overwhelming.
I wasn’t sure where to start or how to approach it.
My office looked like an explosion of post it notes and whiteboards as I asked this one question:
>>>“What do my students NEED to know?”<<<
I couldn’t teach them ALL of it.
And I couldn’t risk overwhelming them.
And I needed the right mix of Scripture foundation with science, archaeology, and logic.
And I needed to build a framework that they could continue to add to as they were ready for more information.
That was a tall order — one that couldn’t be filled with the resources currently on my shelves.
I ended up with a curriculum that resonated with kids in the middle years.
Now, there’s an army of 20-somethings out there who report in that what they learned in my classroom stuck with them.
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We have no absolute guarantees – adult children stray from the truth. However, we do have a job as long as they’re under our roof, and that is to build a solid foundation. If you’re looking for a terrific, solid, COLORFUL way to do that (and maybe even supplement your homeschool Bible curriculum), why not look into It’s Reasonable and the other fantastic resources inside the Parenting Superbundle
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I know I would have back in the day.
Questions about the Parenting Superbundle? Email me at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to help! And if you are concerned that your adult children stray from the truth, please share your concerns with me. I’ll be happy to pray with you.