Spiritual Growth for Kids

Little boy dressed up in biblical clothing, laughing

Series

A Young Child's Faith

Never underestimate what God can do in the heart of your child. 

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Toddler boy holding an open Bible, smiling up at camera

Article

Spark a Love for God

MIchele Castillo and Nancy I. Sanders

Try these simple ways to nurture the faith of your toddler.

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 A young girl wholly into praying to God

Series

Nurture an Authentic Faith

Encourage kids to take responsibility for their faith so that their relationship with Jesus becomes real to them.

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teen girl looking up

Article

The Real Mission of Jesus

Ray Vander Laan

As your teens prepare to enter the world, help them recognize the real mission that Jesus modeled for us.

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Illustration of a young man in the midst of a colorful compass

Article

Giving Kids a Moral Compass

Sean McDowell

Every day, our kids face any number of culture-induced or immoral decisions. Here is how to help them make moral choices on their own.

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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

Article

God ... the Father?

Vance Fry

Jesus refers to God as our Father. Help explain the attributes of God as "Father" to your children. The view of your earthly father may have helped or hurt your view of God as your Father.

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Little boy sitting on wooden steps with eyes closed and hands folded to his lips, praying.

Article

The Gift of Prayer: Ask, Seek, Knock

Amy Parker

Most parents want to help their kids develop a relationship with God that is fueled by prayer. Here's how to start.

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Little girl with her arms extended out, sitting on her father's shoulders. Both are looking at a beautiful sunset

Series

Salvation: Leading Your Child to Jesus

How can you lead your kids to God? Since they have a free will and the relationship is between them and God, you can't force it to happen, but you can answer their questions and provide them with the information they need to accept Jesus as their Savior at the earliest possible moment. Here's how.

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Article

God's Word Is True

Kurt Bruner and various authors

Some people see the Bible as a great work of literature; some consider it a historical chronicle of the Jews and early Christians, while still others read it as God's supernatural revelation to humanity. In truth, the Bible is all these things and more. 

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Teaching Kids About God's Grace and Good Behavior

Author Jeannie Cunnion and Jean Daly encourage moms and dads to teach their children about God's love by focusing on a grace-based – rather than a rules-based – approach to parenting.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Helping Kids Hide God's Word in Their Hearts

In remembrance of Gary Smalley, we present this recorded interview in which the best-selling author and relationship expert explains how parents can help their children internalize the truths of the Bible.

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A serious young boy with his back against a wall

Series

Using Stories to Develop Character

Talk to your children about what is happening in the world around them, at an age appropriate level.

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Family praying before meal

Series

Family Bible Reading and Devotions

Build a special bond with your family through Bible readings and kid-friendly family devotions.

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A butterfly and cocoons

Article

Evidence for the Resurrection

Alex McFarland

While we can’t know too many things “for certain,” there are very good reasons for kids to believe that the Resurrection actually happened. 

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An open Bible on a high area in a field at sunrise

Article

What the Bible Says About Faith

Andy Stanley

Dispel three myths about faith that your children might believe and help them understand what faith is and the nature of this gift that comes from God.

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Mom, Dad and kids studying the Bible together

Article

Foundations of Faith

Alex McFarland

Teaching your kids the basics about what they believe

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Crosses on a hill at sunset

Article

Resurrection: The Most Important Truth

Sean McDowell

Why is it essential to teach kids about Christ's resurrection? Because if Christ did not rise, our faith is useless. Learn more about why this is true.

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Cute Korean kids playing with toys

Article

Everyday Peacemakers

Jeannie Cunnion

Encouraging kids to reflect God's peace in their interactions with each other.

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Illustration of a family of four crossing a dilapidated wooden bridge in a gloomy area

Article

Living in a Broken World

Philip Yancey

Do you know how to reassure your kids when they doubt God's goodness because of all the bad things happening in the world?

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A young child holding up a large heart cut-out in front of a old building

Article

Engage: Reflecting God's Heart

Jim Daly

Help your children understand how to love others as Jesus loves them.

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Young boy looking at camera; he looks in need

Article

Cultivate Compassion in Your Kids

Matthew Barnett

You can help your kids see the value of the overlooked and unloved.

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Teen staring into a mirror with words written all over it

Article

'Who am I?' — Your Child's Identity

Kurt Bruner , D'Arcy Maher , Renee Gray-Wilburn , Jesse Florea , Rebecca St. James , and Marianne K. Hering

Help your children understand what it means to be a priceless creation of God, no matter their age or stage.

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A girl on a beach, looking behind her, as if scared

Article

Talking to Kids About Natural Disasters

Vance Fry

Help kids face their fears in a world where bad things happen

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Article

When the Bible Isn't G-Rated

Jessica Thompson

Helping kids grapple with the messiness in Scripture

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