Faith Tool Focus
As our children get older, our conversations with them change. We use different language with younger children, and we discuss more abstract concepts with our older teens. Connecting with our kids is essential, but it's not always easy.
Writing letters to our children is an effective way to share deep ideas with them in a way that isn't awkward. Look for moments when you see God working in your child, and then write them a letter about what you're seeing. Birthdays, baptismal birthday, and events like heading off to camp or a mission trip are all good opportunities to write a letter.
As you write your child a letter, consider these guiding ideas.
- How have you seen her grow?
- What gifts, skills, and talents have you seen him use for God?
- How has she made you proud?
- Where did you see God at work in his life?
- What are your hopes for her future?
- What are your prayers for him?
- What do you hope and pray for her at camp, on the mission trip, or as she begins the next phase of her spiritual journey?