Questioning Faith

little boy reading the Holy Bible and questioning his faith

Raising our children in the faith, we may feel we need to have all the answers. We can't. If we're honest with ourselves, we can't even answer all of our own questions; and our kids come up with questions that we haven't even thought of! 

When our children have questions that we can't answer, especially questions about faith, it is ok to say "I don't know." You might even say "I've never thought about that before." But follow it up with encouragement and guidance to find answers. 

Forming young disciples, it is crucial to teach them that it is a good thing to have questions, and an even better thing to look for answers. This is how their faith becomes their own and not merely a borrowed faith. Chances are our own faith will be strengthened in the process as well.

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