Recently, I was talking to a good friend of mine who has an older teenager. We talked about the struggle we feel as parents to help our kids hold onto their faith while they have the world’s voice in their ears all the time. Like so many parents, she has watched her child turn from the truth of God to believe the lies of the world.
How can we help our kids have confidence in the Bible? Why does the world’s philosophy seem so compelling to our children? What do we say when our kids as tough questions about sexuality, heaven, hell, or the suffering they see all around us in the world? If you’ve been asking these tough questions, then this episode is especially for you!
To help us start finding answers is our guest, Elizabeth Urbanowicz. Elizabeth is an educator and Biblical apologist who is passionate about equipping kids to understand the truth of the Christian worldview. She is the founder and CEO of Foundation Worldview which creates a huge array of resources to equip the next generation to be lifelong critical thinkers as well as disciples of Jesus.
Elizabeth shares with us:
- The importance of equipping yourself to evaluate ideas
- Tips to prepare your kid’s faith for the outside world
- Helpful ways we can train our children to discover Biblical truths
- And more!
We hope you enjoy this conversation!
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1) Start early. Don’t wait until your kids reach High School to start talking to them about Biblical truths. Our children are encountering situations and hard questions earlier and earlier in their classrooms and on social media. The best thing we can do for our kids is to help them develop critical thinking at a very young age. We can also encourage a habit of reading the Bible and making the connection to how it speaks to the way we live our lives.
2) Encourage hard questions. The key is to develop critical thinking. Instead of shying away from hard questions, encourage your kids not only to ask them but to consider how the implications of a Biblical worldview. Consider using some of the resources Elizabeth shared in this episode to help work through tough questions with your children.
3) Give practical lessons in fun, age-appropriate ways. One of the ways you can do this is by rigging family game night by holding everyone to the rules, but tell one child they can do whatever they want. You’ll notice how quickly your other children cry for justice and this creates an opportunity to explain what happens when those in authority give up control. It can be as simple or elaborate as you want to make it. The key is to normalize conversations about worldview in your family.
4) Teach your children how to look for answers. As a parent, you don’t have to have all the answers. Your role is to encourage your kids to have questions, get excited with them, and teach them where to look for answers. It’s a big relief when you don’t have to have the answers! Instead, train your kids how to find good resources and point to scripture as the ultimate source of information.
Meet Our Guest
Elizabeth Urbanowicz is an educator and Biblical apologist who is passionate about equipping kids to understand the truth of the Christian worldview. She is the founder and CEO of Foundation Worldview which creates a huge array of resources to equip the next generation to be lifelong critical thinkers as well as disciples of Jesus. Elizabeth was inspired to create Foundation Worldview when she realized that despite being raised in Christian homes, attending Christian schools, and being active in churches, her students thought more like the culture than like Christ.