A Christian Perspective On Why I Don’t Force My Kids To Give Hugs

Have you ever considered a Christian perspective on why I don’t force my kids to give hugs?

Several years ago, I read an article called Why We Don’t Force Our Kids To Give Hugs. I’d seen discussions on this topic several times but had never given much thought to it. But for some reason, that article struck a cord with me and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

More recently, I’ve been thinking on what this concept should look like from a Christian perspective. After all, Christ loves deeply (John 3:16) and calls us to do the same (1 Peter 4:8, John 15:13). In many of Paul’s letters, he admonishes the readers to greet each other with a holy kiss. Obviously affection is welcomed and encouraged within the body of Christ.

Which brings us to this question: As Christians, should we make our kids hug/kiss people, even when they don’t want to?

As Christians, when it comes to forcing our kids to show affection, should we? Read a Christian perspective on why I don't force my kids to give hugs.
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7 Ways to Help Your Kids Memorize Scripture (FREE ABCs of Scripture Printable)

Memorizing Scripture should be an important part of every Christian’s life, starting from a very early age. When I was a little girl, I committed many, many verses to memory and loved every minute of it. Vacation Bible School, Church Camp and Sunday School all played a part in those, but memorizing Scripture at home, with my family, was probably the most influential.

Helping your kids memorize Scripture is one of those most powerful things you can do as a parent. Follow these 7 steps to help your kids learn the Word!
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