We all know the saying… “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And everywhere we turn, we’re reminded how important it is to fill our kids up with healthy food.
“Organic,” “Gluten-free,” and “Real food” are the buzz words of the day (whether they motivate us or make us feel guilty!).
If our kids’ physical intake merits attention, how much more their spiritual intake?
What’s filling your tween’s mind? Television? Magazines? Peers? Music?
It’s not always easy to get our kids to devote a long amount of time to in-depth Bible studies, but as our girls approach their teens, it’s crucial for them to know wisdom from folly. And what better way than to consume a daily dose of the Proverbs?
Here’s a few ideas to give your tween a jumpstart:
- Read the Proverb that correlates with the day of the month together with your daughter each morning at breakfast.
- Read a daily Proverb as a part of your daughter’s bedtime routine.
- Encourage her to read the Proverb of the day on her own, and welcome her to ask you about the verses she doesn’t understand. (This ought to initiate some great conversations!)
- Choose one verse from the daily Proverb to focus on each day if the whole chapter is too much. Read and talk about the verse together to help the message sink in.
- Discuss a few verses from the daily Proverb as a family at dinnertime.
You get the idea! And if you’re involved, you’ll find yourself benefiting greatly as well!
From today’s Proverb:
Whoever pursues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity and honor.
Who doesn’t want their child finding the life, prosperity, and honor that comes from the Lord? Let’s show them how to find it and dive into the Proverbs together!
by Jennifer Ebenhack