Sunday, September 18, 2016

Why Our Children Desperately Need Spiritual Training

Why Our Children Desperately Need Spiritual Training 

Carri Pratt 


In her book "The Spiritual Child" Lisa Miller, PhD. has found that spiritual development:

  • Is Crucial for Reducing the Risk of Suicide, Depression & Substance Abuse 
  • Is Critical for Overall Health 
  • Prepares our Children for Identity Development 
  • Provides Emotional Resilience 
  • Gives our Children an Inner Compass 
  • Allows them to Understand Their Unique Purpose and Connection in this life
She states, "The absence of support for children's spiritual growth has contributed to alarming rates of childhood and adolescent emotional suffering and behaviors that put them at risk." 

Society is discovering what God has planned and shared in His Scripture:

"The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9

My prayer is that as Moms we would open our eyes, hearts and minds to the amazing impact we can have on the lives of our children and then dedicate our time and talents to doing so, In Jesus Name, Amen.

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