I just finished reading "Faith Driven Family" and absolutely LOVED it! It has convicted me and encouraged me to do more in being deliberate with imparting our faith to our children.
I've been feeling for a while now that we (my family) shouldn't be putting our children in Children's Church on Sundays. The boys are fine coming with us. The girls are a work in progress, do well when the come in with us, just sometimes like to be in their class... So I guess that's my first question to the group. Does anyone go to a family integrated church? Opinions?
The biggest part of my post is to find out what you do for Family Worship and your favorite books on the subject. That's one thing that Voddie Baucham talks ALOT about in FDF.
There's a list of books that I'm looking at and would love to insider info if you're read/used them! So hard to get a feel from the Amazon reviews and no views of the inside. And with finances tight, I hate to make a mistake!
Here they are:
Family Worship, In the Bible, In History, and In Your Home (Donald Whitney)
Training Hearts and Teaching Minds (Star Meade)
The Family Worship Book: A Resource Book for Family Devotions (Terry L. Johnson)
Truth and Grace Memory books by Founders Press (Look good--inexpensive, broken down by age groups, BUT I haven't found a place to actually look inside them, which bugs me!)
I am looking for a good catechism book. That was one thing Voddie talked about that made much sense. I never really thought about it, but he says "That is not to say that children armed with this information will never violate the principles they have been taught, but it will require thought-out rebellion as opposed to the logical assumption that the activity is justifiable." [The example he gave was about not engaging in premarital relations. He was told it was b/c he was too young and could get someone pg. Of course when he was older, he could justify these objections away. Instruction based on an understanding of the sanctity of marriage, dignity of the opposite sex, role of protector, biblical purpose for which relations were given...]
Thanks and sorry for the ramble.