It’s Sunday morning. You’re looking forward to going to church and celebrating God’s Word. You put on your Sunday best and tell the kids to get ready for service.
Your children respond not with enthusiasm, but with groans of protest.
“Church is boring!”
“I can’t sit still for that long.”
“I don’t understand what they’re talking about.”
Each child has his own gripe about church depending on his age. Truth be told, sometimes church services can be a little dry, or run long, or be hard to understand. But all of those words can be used to describe school too, and we wouldn’t let our kids skip school based on these reasons.
So what’s a parent to do when our kids give us a hard time about going to church? If you wait until your kids are perfectly behaved to take them to church, you may find that their childhood has come and gone with no “perfectly behaved” age to speak of.
Instead, consider these 10 ways to make taking your kids to church less of a struggle.
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