If you’re like most Christian parents, you’d probably like your son or daughter to read the Bible more often.
So how can we make this happen?
The first step is that we actually require our kids to read it. I’m amazed at the number of parents who think that requiring their kids to read the Bible is akin to child abuse!
I can assure you, if that’s what you think, your child will think it too.
Kids Want to Read the Bible
You might be surprised to hear that many kids, once they develop the habit, actually look forward to reading Scripture and truly acknowledge and experience the benefits of it.
But, without first requiring it, it’s doubtful they’ll develop an appetite for it on their own – particularly in our digitally-amused and addicted culture.
Very few older kids want to read the Bible. Have them document weekly when they do read it. Consider giving them small rewards for every week of reading; while considering entertainment restrictions when they fail to do it.
Conversation Starter: What is your strategy to encourage your children to read the Bible? Do you read it together as a family?
Picture provided by: Dwight Stone