Welcome to my Page. Remember those that have paved the way for you. My goal is to share some of my failures and successes, to solve a few problems, to connect, inspire, to reach others one person at a time, to be a blessing to someone, and to let others know they are not alone. I am truly blessed. I give all praises to God. Without God where would I be?
Should children have a choice as to
whether they go to church? Are children going to church because
their parents are forcing them to go? What is the reasoning behind
why children do not want to go to church? Are there many children in
Possibly when you and your family
joined church and your children were younger, they accepted going to
church. Your children going to church was a norm at one time. Then
as your children got older into the adolescent and teen years, they
started questioning going to church possibly saying that it was not
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According to Christian women.com, as
children get older they start wanting to find expressions of faith
that they can call their own. They further add that as parents they
have made it clear to their children that church is not an option
that they are committed to their church and that is non-negotiable.
Possibly your children feel that they
do not fit in at this particular church. Could there be a disconnect
with with pastor, leaders, or other children at the church? According
to christianmomsthoughts.com this might just be what is happening.
Possibly they have visited other churches and in comparison they feel
this church is less than. My Pastor emphasizes he wants you to be
Saved and that you do not have to stay at our church, but feel free
to go to another church.
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Are Your children saying that church is
boring? I recall one of my children stating, “Church is so boring,
I do not understand what that man is talking about?” According to
a survey from the Barna Group at Barna.org. 31% of teens stated that church was boring.
They further added that 24% felt church was irrelevant to their
careers. So when teenagers and young adults
start working, does church take a back seat for them? Do they arrive
at church halfway through the program on purpose, because they just
do not want to be there?
Do your children feel as though they
belong in your church? Sometimes children may feel as though they
are not apart of the church even though they attend it, according to
ministrytodaymag.com. When you think about it, everyone wants to feel
as though they are apart of something, including children.
Children love their peer group. Have
your children ever invited a friend to church? Sometimes just having
their friend there can make all the difference. Now if their
friends go with them to sporting events, skating, or the arcades, why
not invite a friend to church?
How involved are your children in the
church service? According to reformed worship.org., Some of the 15
churches they talked to had children participating in church at least
once a month, some had children's choirs, some children would play
instruments, others would offer prayers, and others would read
So do your kids hate church? Are they
actively involved in your church? Do they even want to be there?