Spiritual Growth for Kids

A young girl holds a butterfly in her hand

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Radical Renewal

various authors

Help your child understand the importance of spiritual transformation.

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Mother and daughter praying

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Train Your Child to Pray

Tammy Kennington

Learn how to make prayer part of your kids' spiritual training.

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A woman holding a gift basket knocks on a front door decorated with a Christmas wreath. Her son stands with her and he is holding some wrapped gifts

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Too Busy to Help?

Lysa TerKeurst

Teaching kids to show compassion doesn't have to be complicated.

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Little girl in prayer with her eyes closed and hands folded on a Bible

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Leading Your Children to the Savior

Kelly J. Stigliano

Helping your children come to a saving faith in Christ requires leading by example and instructing them in God’s truth.

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Wooden cross with sunlight coming from behind it

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Freedom in Christ

various authors

Here are faith activities to teach kids about true freedom.

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Young girl with her dog standing in a meadow

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Heaven: Answering Kids' Questions

Randy Alcorn

How to answer kids' questions about being with Jesus after we die.

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Family of four and dog on shore by car, father carrying hamper

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Rest and Restoration

How did Jesus celebrate the Sabbath?

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Crayons prepped for melting

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Melted Crayons & Half-Marathons

Matthew Branaugh

Four families use their creativity and passions to serve others around the world.

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Family volunteers at soup kitchen; young girl in foreground holds tongs to serve rolls

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Make Service a Habit

Chris Brack and Sheila Seifert

Parents can create opportunities for their kids to serve and teach them to be aware of the people around them.

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Boy with father's hand on top of his head

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The Daily Blessing

Giving your kids your words of blessing makes an enormous difference in their lives

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Thoughtful young man sitting with hand on chin and looking away, thinking

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Dealing With Doubt

It's OK to struggle with your belief in God as you search for answers.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Godly Wisdom for Leading Your Family (Part 1 of 2)

Tricia Goyer and Phil Hodges, co-authors of the book Lead Your Family Like Jesus, and leadership expert Ken Blanchard discuss the servanthood model of Christ's life and how it applies to family. (Part 1 of 2)

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Jean Bosco with his wife and child in Rwanda in front of their home

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Building Houses, Building Families

Thomas Jeffries

Young readers helped realize God's plan for Rwandan orphans.

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Francis Chan and his family hugging one another

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Love as a Lifestyle

Michael Ridgeway

One family opened their home to needy people in their community.

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Illustration of a sad-looking girl sitting in a desert place under the shade of a palm tree. Cacti dot the landscape and the sun beats down on it.

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Faith Grows in Hard Places — Even for Kids

Dan Dupee

Help kids see that God works through pain and suffering in their and other people's lives.

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A family opens their front door to discover an exciting world full of people and nature.

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Becoming a Mission-Minded Family

Helen Lee

Missional living, with God at the center, creates fulfilled families.

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Mother with her little daughter looking out a window

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Making Faith Part of Everyday Life

There are practical ways to live out Deuteronomy 6.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Developing Godly Character in Your Child

Korie Robertson, of A&E's TV show "Duck Dynasty," shares her heart for raising kids with strong, godly character as well as some fun family stories of the Robertson clan.

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Family praying at dinner table

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How to Share the Gospel With Your Child

Ann Vande Zande

Parents have exceptional influence over their children and the potential for leading them to Jesus

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Woman praying in an outdoor setting

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Faith That Overcomes Fear

Sheila Walsh

God is bigger than our fears.

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Parents being pulled in two directions by two kids

Series

7 Traits of Effective Parenting

What are the seven traits of effective parenting? You can read more about each of them: adaptability, boundaries and limits, grace and forgiveness, gratitude, intentionality, love and respect. 

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Three crosses on a hill

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Forgiveness Isn't Fair, But It Is Essential

Carey Casey

Help your kids live out the principles of grace and forgiveness, understanding how conflict looks when the spirit of a relationship is regulated by humility and forgiveness. 

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Boy running through field of tall grass

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Character Development: Perseverance

The character quality of perseverance is an essential tool for the next generation of Christians, as it was for the last. Here are a few ways to teach your children about persevering in their faith.

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