Your Child's Spiritual Development

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Do you want your children to become and live more like Jesus, but don't know how to encourage them in their growth? To help you navigate your children's spiritual development, we've compiled a list of faith topics, all from a parenting or kids' perspective.

Salvation: Leading Your Children to Christ

For parents:
Introducing Your Children to God by Larry Fowler

A salvation story for kids:
Saving Grace by Cayleen Gardner

An article rel="noopener noreferrer" for tweens:
Are You a Sheep? by Kathryn M. Graves

Foundations of Faith

Evidence for the Resurrection by Alex McFarland
Foundations of Faith by Alex McFarland
God . . . the Father? by Vance Fry
How to Read the Bible — as a Family by Janine Petry
Resurrection: The Most Important Truth by Sean McDowell
Teaching God's Big Story by Michelle Anthony

Spiritual growth topics in alphabetical order:

The Bible and Bible Reading

God's Word Is True by Kurt Bruner and others
Studying the Bible as a Family by Larry Fowler
When the Bible Isn't G-Rated by Jessica Thompson

Faith

A Faith That Sticks by Kara Powell
A Logical Faith by Nancy Pearcey
What the Bible Says About Faith by Andy Stanley

Fruit of the Spirit

Love

Cultivate Compassion in Your Kids by Matthew Barnett
Engage: Reflecting God's Heart by Jim Daly

Peace

Everyday Peacemakers by Jeannie Cunnion

Goodness

Nurturing a Servant's Heart in Kids by Henry Blackaby and Sheila Seifert

Identity and Direction

'Who am I?' — Your Child's Identity by Kurt Bruner and others
Wrestling With Big Decisions by John Ortberg

Persecution and Disaster

Living in a Broken World by Philip Yancey
Talking to Kids About Natural Disasters by Vance Fry
Talking to Kids About the Persecuted Church by Sheila Seifert

Spiritual Warfare

Teaching Kids About Spiritual Warfare by Rachelle Wiggins

Talking to God

The Gift of Prayer: Ask, Seek, Knock by Amy Parker
Hard Prayers to Pray for Your Kids by Shona Neff

This archive of spiritual development articles first appeared on FocusOnTheFamily.com.
This archive of spiritual development articles is copyrighted © 2016 by Focus on the Family.

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