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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Family sitting on sofa reading the Bible

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Putting God First

various authors

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

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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?

various authors

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

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Christ is Lord

various authors

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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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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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 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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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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Two young girls outdoors pouring tea with a play set

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Hospitality

Hospitality is an amazing social gift that kids can learn through training, even if they don't naturally have this gift. Here's how.

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Happy young girls outdoors

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Fruit of the Spirit

Teach your children, no matter their ages, the basics regarding what the Spirit's fruit is and how to walk in love, joy and peace.

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Chris Tomlin on stage with his band, kneeling in praise to God

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Hearts of Worship

Learn how Chris Tomlin and others are encouraging kids to worship God from authentic hearts of faith. 

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Creating Spiritual Rites of Passage for Your Children

Radio host and author Jim Burns draws upon his years of parenting experience and work with young people to provide parents with some creative and simple spiritual rites of passage for their kids.

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Tween-age boy looking at camera and thinking

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What Will You Do? Scenarios

Jeanne Gowen Dennis

How will your children respond when confronted by a moral dilemma? Prepare them before they are.

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