"Place these words on your hearts. Get them deep inside you. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder. Teach them to your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning until you fall into bed at night." Deuteronomy 11: 18-19 The Message
We choose churches for many reasons, one being how active their children's and youth ministries appear. While these ministries help engage our children with their faith, I fear parents sometimes substitute their personal responsibility as the family's spiritual leader for these programs.
I've seen this from many angles: as a daughter of divorce, a Sunday school teacher/youth director and as a parent.
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