Teaching children about Christ

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  • Chris from Rose Park PROVO, UT
    March 4, 2012 11:36 p.m.

    I liked this article. My mom did a wonderful job. She tried getting family prayers and scripture study together every night. There would be stretches where we, and specifically I, did not make it easy. There were periods where it was harder to be consistent. However, she always revamped her tactics and tried again. An attempted Family Home Evening, with the enticements of treats, seemed to work great. Expectations to pay tithing and to fast while I was young helped greatly. I don't think there is one right way for parents to teach their children of Christ but I do believe a consistent and loving effort is essential. I won't forget the nights I tried to skip out on prayer and my mom brought the family into my room, while I was already laying in my bed. Other nights we invaded my brother's or sister's room.

    During high school I got into philosophy. I loved making connections between ways of thoughts. My mom would sincerely listen to my rumblings of how I thought the world worked. I look back now and think how naive some of my thoughts were but my mom listened and the conversations often turned to the gospel. She bore her testimony through simple conversation and I did the same. It never seemed awkward, it was just normal. I love my mom for this.

    My mom's greatest gift was her continually changing her life to become more like the Savior. She made the gospel her life. There was not a better gift she could have given me.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    March 4, 2012 3:58 p.m.

    We occasionally meet non-Christian but highly principled parents who tell the stories of Christ simply because they are the best stories they have ever found to teach certain values.

    Prehaps while we are teaching our children about Christ, We should also teach them about other faiths and the good in them also. If Non-Christians who are highly pricinpled can teach about Christ, why can't Highly pricinpled Christains (Mormoms)share the teachings of Buddha or the Islamtic Prophet Mohammed with their children? I think the world would be a much better place if we taught that other, even non-Christianfaiths have value too.