A common question Focus on the Family gets from many moms and dads is, “What’s the best way to do family devotions?”
My wife Jean and I did devotions with our boys throughout their upbringing. Along the way, we discovered that “serious” doesn’t have to mean “dull” or “boring.” We also learned that there’s no one way to pass your faith on to your children.
Jean preferred formal times of Scripture reading and devotion. Her degree is in biochemistry, so it fit her personality to whip up a lesson with the skill and creativity of a schoolteacher. As for me, I’m spontaneous and loose. I chatted with my boys about the Bible when we were engaged in routine activities. My boys always responded well to both. The point is, however your family goes about living life, bring the presence of God into it.
If family devotions cause your children to roll their eyes, we’ll help you find creative solutions on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Growing Closer Through Family Devotions” with our guests Jonathan and Kanika Evans.
Jonathan is a motivational speaker, the chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys, and the son of Dr. Tony Evans. Together, he and Kanika are the hard-working parents of four children.
They have great ideas for helping your family devotions become more effective and enjoyable right away. Hear our full conversation on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app.
Jonathan’s book with father, Tony Evans, Kingdom Family Devotional: 52 Weeks of Growing Together, is available for a gift of any amount. Click here for more information.