Spiritual Growth for Kids

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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Friends talking on a bench

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Biblical Tolerance: Compassion for the Lost

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Use these age-appropriate activities to help teach kids about biblical tolerance.

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Dad with his arm around his son, their heads are close together as they sit on a bench

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What Defines a Father?

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Help your child embrace God as his or her heavenly Father.

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Tween girl walking through field of flowers, holding a bunch in her hand

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Teach Us to Pray

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Kids can talk to God whenever they want. To help them understand more about prayer, try using these age-appropriate activities.

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Young girl wearing a tiara and smiling

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Christ is Lord

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Do your children understand the meaning of these words? Use these age-appropriate activities to help them better understand what "Christ is Lord" means.

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Family sitting on sofa reading the Bible

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Putting God First

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Try these faith activities to help your children grow in their faith.

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Tween girl walking through field of flowers, holding a bunch in her hand

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Talking to God

One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is to teach them to pray.

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Boy running through field of tall grass

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Running With Perseverance

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Use these age appropriate activities to teach your children about persevering in their faith.

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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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a young woman sits at a table with her hands folded atop a Bible as she looks reflectively to her left

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Helping Children See God as Relevant to Their Lives

Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez

Will your child someday leave Christianity behind? Give them a faith worth holding on to.

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A young girl and boy are hold a trash bag and picking up trash in a park

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Character Development: Love

How do you loving your neighbor? Teach your children the honor and privilege they have to love those around them.

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Young boy looking at camera; he looks in need

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Character Development: Compassion

Teaching kids to show compassion to others may not be as hard as you think.

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Young boy sharing ice cream with little girl

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Character Development: Kindness

Kindness is an important ingredient in family life. It's part of the fruit of the Spirit, and it has the ability to soften hearts.

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Dove and olive branch

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Character Development: Hope

How important is hope? In a culture without hope, it can be all important. Here is what your children need to know.

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young boy blowing bubbles

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Valuing Life

Whether kids are in preschool or high school, you can help them to understand that every person is valuable and created in the image of God. 

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Daughter looking at cell phone and ignoring her mother

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Character Development: Respect

What can you teach kids, and what do they have to learn themselves? You may be surprised when it comes to their learning to be respectful.

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Bearded father holding two children in his arms; little boy has his arms around his dad's neck; little girl is looking at camera and smiling

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The Trinity

Are you looking for a way to help your kids to learn about each Person of the Trinity? Get faith insights from each of these three articles.

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Boy working in a food line at a homeless shelter

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Compassion for the Homeless

Alexandra Kuykendall

When your tweens ask about the homeless, do you know how to respond? Read about ways to engage your tweens’ growing sense of observation and justice.

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Baby in green cloth diaper, facing away from camera

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Faith Questions

Be prepared to answer the odd questions about faith from young children and the deeper questions from older children.

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Heaven

When kids ask about heaven, here are some things you can tell them.

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Rest

Sometimes rest is the only thing that families leave out of their busy schedules. Maybe it's time to put it back in.

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Teaching Kids Self-Control

Todd Cartmell

Five ways to nurture restraint in your children so they can develop self discipline.

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Helping Your Kids Develop Humility

Pat Williams

Teach kids the importance of recognizing what it means to be genuinely humble.

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