Ever wonder if you only have time to do one thing today to point your kids to God and make them emotionally healthy, what it should be? The answer is so simple, yet so few Christian parents do it.
Take at least 5 minutes each day. Snuggle up with your kids. Tell them you love them. Read them something from the Bible – a scripture or a story.
That’s it. 5 minutes. Your kids will get physical and verbal confirmation of your love. They will learn something important from God’s Words. I won’t bore you with all of the studies that support the importance of these three things in the lives of your kids – daily physical affection, hearing their parents say they love them and exposure to what God wants for them and from them. Trust me, the statistics are overwhelming.
Of course, spending more time listening and talking with them, hugging and reading the Bible to them, praying with them, mentoring your own children towards God will have an even greater impact, but let’s at least start with 5 minutes. We all waste 5 minutes a day. Let’s reclaim those 5 minutes and use them in the most productive way possible.
For those of you who have young parent friends, relatives or mentees, let’s ask 5 of them each day to join us (tag them on Facebook). The best part is you can do this challenge every day for a week. Or a month. Or a year. Then come to our Parenting Like Hannah Community Facebook Group (Be sure to join, if you haven’t already.) and post pictures of the scripture you read to your kids, or where you and your kids were when you read the Bible (You can go outside with the challenge when it gets a bit warmer!). Or have your five young parent friends join our Parenting Like Hannah Community Facebook page and get more challenges and encouragement.
Let’s take the Take 5 Bible Challenge and change the world!
P.S. The Bible reading part is an amazing challenge for all of us – even if you will never be a parent. Spread the 5 minute Bible reading challenge to everyone you know! It can change anything and everything!