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?
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.
As our babies grow into toddlers, their 24/7 need for our care and attention decreases. But their need for prayers never goes away. If anything, you need to pray over your toddler even more as they grow.
The Bible calls us to be hospitable (1 Peter 4:9, Romans 12:13), but when you have young kids, that seems impossible. You’re just trying to keep tiny humans alive. But what if I told you that being hospitable is as simple as just opening the door?
We all want to look beautiful in our dresses on Easter morning, but when you’ve got school Easter parties, community egg hunts, and family get togethers, you need some faith-based Easter tees to show the world what this holiday is REALLY about!
Church is supposed to a sacred place, a place to worship our God, a place where we feel safe. But after several recent church shootings, it doesn’t feel safe. It feels scary. So what are we supposed to do? How do we handle this?
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