Big God, Busy Mom

Helping Your Grandchild Discover God: 3 Easy Ideas

Posted by The Episcopal Church on Nov 11, 2014 1:06:00 PM

Though the title of this blog is “Big God, Busy Mom,” parents are certainly not the only adults who have an important role to play in raising children with faith. Often it is grandparents who are taking on the responsibility of discussing religion with children.

Whether this is because a grandparent is a primary care-provider, a child’s parents are unable or uninterested in going to church, or simply because grandparents are inherently involved in the upbringing of grandchildren—the bond between grandchild and grandparent can be a profound source of religious influence, education, and joy.

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Topics: church, children and God, teaching kids to pray, grandparents

The real-life story of one child's spiritual journey

Posted by The Episcopal Church on Oct 13, 2014 3:23:26 PM

Children naturally sense of the presence of God, even from a very young age, but often they just don’t have the words to help them identify and express it.

Intellectual understanding will come in its own time, but a child’s innate spirituality means that it is never too early to introduce him or her to the concept of God.

Sometimes it can seem like God is too hard to explain, so when you talk with your child about God, think of it not as an explanation, but as an invitation to explore.

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Topics: kids and church, children and God, teaching kids to pray, baptism, spiritual journey

Children and church: Tips, tricks, giggles, and joy

Posted by The Episcopal Church on Sep 8, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Does taking your kids to church seem like a nightmare scenario?

Getting your cute-but-chaotic little ones to sit still for five minutes can be challenging enough—let alone for an entire church service!

But worrying about how your children will behave shouldn't stop you from including them in your Sunday worship. Children are actually a vital part of the church communityTheir expressions of faith can enliven and brighten the entire congregation.

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Topics: church, kids and church, children and God, teaching kids to pray

Fun with food: How to say grace with your child

Posted by The Episcopal Church on Aug 25, 2014 12:01:00 AM


One of the easiest ways to bring God into your children’s daily life is to make a habit of saying grace during family meals. (Plus it comes with the added benefit of helping to instill good table manners!) Whether you’re having a formal meal, a lazy weekend breakfast, or even if you’re just eating pizza in front of the T.V., a few seconds’ pause to express your gratitude goes a long way.

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Topics: teaching kids to pray, family meals, saying grace, table manners, grace

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

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

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.

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Topics: kids and church, children and God, teaching kids to pray

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