During a Sunday school class for parents, a dad mustered the courage to ask a question about an issue that deeply bothered him.
"What can I do to stop my daughter's eyes from rolling every time I pray before meals?" he said. "We've prayed for years, and now she acts like this."
The answer hit him like an unexpected backhand slap: "Stop praying for your family."
What? Sorry if you felt it too.
I can still remember the sting that came my way, courtesy of a good friend's daughter.
Several years ago, our family and a family in our neighborhood formed a weekly small group. The other dad and I, sharing a burden to personally teach our children about faith, periodically met for breakfast to develop short Bible lessons.
One Sunday night, several months into our group meetings, he and I learned a valuable lesson. Not from one another, but from his daughter. The materials for that night, which we believed were both clever and compelling, focused on prayer. We creatively shared a Bible story, then spent ...1
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