Being a parent is joyful, life-altering, exhausting and intimidating — all at the same time.
But parenting is also an opportunity. Children are sponges, ready to absorb what we teach them. How will you seize this opportunity? In what ways will you teach the gospel to your children?
Teaching our children the gospel doesn’t have to be complicated. Some of the most ordinary moments in the parenting calendar provide you with an opportunity to do so.
One way Bruce and Lauren Ashford capitalize upon their children’s receptivity is to use annual holidays (which tend to be exciting for small children) as special moments to teach their children about Christ and his gospel.
In Every Holiday a Holy Day — this FREE, Intersect-exclusive e-book — you’ll discover how the annual calendar gives you wonderful opportunities to shape your children’s hearts and lives.
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About the Authors
Bruce and Lauren Ashford are the parents of three small children and members of Summit Church in Raleigh, NC. Bruce is a Provost and Professor of Theology & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, the author of several books and a regular contributor for Fox News Opinion. Lauren is a Christian counselor and mother who has spent an inordinate amount of adult life packing lunch boxes, mediating disputes about toys, and scraping goldfish out of her children’s car seats.
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