“I recall your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and now, I am convinced, is in you also.” – 2 Timothy 1:5 (CSB)
I’m old enough now to have seen peers walk away from the Christian faith. It’s always tragic and discouraging. It’s also a reminder of how important it is for me as a parent to pass along the Christian faith to my children. A solid foundation of faith begins in the home. That involves more than just church attendance (which is indispensable) and occasionally talking about God. It means actively passing on the tenants of the faith to our children and demonstrating that a relationship with Christ is of utmost importance. Could they still choose to walk away? Of course. But our job is not to make them believe. We are not responsible for the outcome. We are responsible for passing along our faith and showing them how to live as a follower of Jesus.