Parents often believe three common myths about discipling their children in the Christian faith:

  1. “The perfect environment will guarantee that my child will become a Christian.”
  2. “The ultimate goal of my Christian life is to have children who follow the Lord.”
  3. “My child’s salvation is all up to me.”

The truth is discipling children isn’t like following a recipe where the right ingredients mixed together the right way guarantees success. Children have free will to embrace or reject wisdom. Even those raised in loving, godly environments will test boundaries. Some will rebel.

Although there is no formula for teaching children about God, certain approaches are more beneficial than others. On our Focus on the