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Talking to Kids about God: 7 Things Every Parent Should Know

Posted by The Episcopal Church on Aug 1, 2014 1:20:00 PM

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Kids ask questions all the time — and sometimes they ask the big questions. Has the “God question” ever stumped you? This free guide is full of essential tips and tricks that make talking about God easy. Download the full guide here.

“Will my cat go to heaven?” “Who are God’s parents?” “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” Kids can ask some pretty big questions that may leave you, well, tongue-tied. We get it: talking about God can seem like a pretty daunting task. Maybe you feel too busy to give a proper answer. Maybe you’re not even sure what you think about God yourself. Or perhaps you’re just afraid of saying the wrong thing.

Don’t stress. Our guide shows that you don’t need to have all the answers or know 31,000 Bible verses by heart to talk with your children about God. In fact, tip Number 1 is, It’s okay to say I don’t know:

"Let your kids know that, like them, you also have questions about God and are seeking to know God better. It is perfectly okay to say, “I don’t know,” but don’t end the conversation there… Not knowing what to say can be a great opportunity for you to share some of your own learning experiences and questions – even if your own spiritual journey has just begun. Your children don’t need steadfast answers; they need someone who thoughtfully and compassionately supports their exploration.

To read more download the free parent’s guide. You will learn:

  • The childproof answer to the question, "Why can't I see God?"
  • Why a passive approach works best
  • The mistake almost every adult makes - plus how to avoid it
  • Why stories are so powerful
  • One thing you must do with your child every day

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