Spiritual Growth for Kids

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

Article

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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Empowering Your Children to be Bold in Their Faith

Two parents and their children discuss their family's journey of faith and offer encouragement to listeners who want their own children to be bold witnesses for Jesus Christ.

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Faith

We want our kids to have it and grow in it, but first they need to know what it is.

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Teenage Boy In Bedroom

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Kids of Courage

Help kids understand that doing what is right frees them from the chains of disobedience and allows them to soar in their pursuit of God and the abundant life He promises.

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Cute Korean kids playing with toys

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Peacemaking Kids

Train kids how to be peacemakers amid conflict and tensions.

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Gratitude

Kids can be trained to show thankfulness, even as the Holy Spirit works within them to help them develop hearts of gratitude. 

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A young girl treating another child with integrity

Article

Fostering Integrity In Your Child

Tony Evans

Who are your kids when you're not around?

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

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Tragedies and Disasters

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

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Little boy dressed up in biblical clothing, laughing

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A Young Child's Faith

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

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 A young girl wholly into praying to God

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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