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Nurturing Spiritual Growth in Your Children as a SAHM

March 28, 20243 min read

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6

Finding Faith in the Everyday

The call to motherhood is one of the most profound vocations a woman can answer, and within it lies a beautiful opportunity to nurture not only the physical and emotional growth of our children but their spiritual growth as well. Our homes can be the fertile soil from which their faith sprouts and blooms.

Within the walls of our abode, we hold the capacity to model Christ's love, to impart His wisdom, and to cultivate a space where our children can intimately know the Lord. It's a calling that resonates deeply with the Proverbs 22:6 directive, "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." How then, can we heed this call with intention and love?

Nurturing Spiritual Growth in Your Children as a SAHM

A Daily Walk with God

Every moment is teachable. From morning breakfasts to bedtime stories, each routine can be steeped in faith. Prayer before meals and moments of gratitude throughout the day are simple stepping stones. Explain the "why" behind these traditions; it’s not mere repetition, but an expression of our reliance and faith in God.

Conversation as communion. Talk about the day's highs and lows, and point out where God's hand was at play. These conversations can lead to a deeper understanding of God's presence in our lives and reinforce trust in His plans for us.

Leading by Example

Witnessing your faith. More than words, children learn through action. When they see your devotion—whether through service, prayer, or praise—they learn what it means to live a Christ-oriented life. Be the hands and feet of Jesus; serve others with joy, and involve your children where you can.

A disciplined approach to study. Carving out time for personal Bible study is essential, but don't overlook the power of including your children. Host family Bible sessions where scripture comes alive, and spiritual curiosity is encouraged.

An Environment of Growth

Surround them with stories of faith. Children's Bibles, Christian music, and movies based on Biblical narratives are tools that can make scripture relatable and engaging. Visual and auditory elements help cement the teachings in young, imaginative minds.

Create a sacred space. It doesn't have to be elaborate—a corner of a room with a comfortable chair or a small table with a Bible and some devotional books can become a special spot for quiet time with God.

Encouragement Along the Journey

Sweet mama, you are not alone on this path. It's a collective walk, with the Holy Spirit as our guide and a community of fellow believers to support us. Christian parenting books, online forums, and local church groups can be invaluable resources providing you with guidance and reassurance.

Cultivating a solid spiritual foundation in your children is an ongoing mission, one that is rich with challenges and rewards. It won't be perfect, but in the light of God's grace, your efforts are both seen and blessed.

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Rebecca Moore

Rebecca lives on the outskirts of Portland with her husband and 3 daughters. She is passionate about coaching Christian stay-at-home moms to live a life of joy, balance, and purpose.

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