Encouragement to Men to Lead Their Families Spiritually
I share some advice for men about spiritually leading their families in this brief video:
I would challenge men to be the spiritual leaders of their homes. What does that look like on a daily basis? Open God’s Word with your wife, your children, and your grandchildren. Pray with them, talk with them, and guide them. Use the spiritual wisdom that God is giving you as you draw from His word daily, and share it with the people around you to make a difference in their lives.
And here are some further thoughts on how men can impact their families spiritually:
Family devotional times can be a great way of providing spiritual reference points which will lead to conversations throughout the week. When our children were younger we would read and discuss Bible stories. As they got older, we asked them to pick a story and read it. Sometimes at dinner I would read from Proverbs and invite their thoughts on the passage. These were rich conversations that prompted our daughters to tell us things they might otherwise not have mentioned.
Ask your children to try to put verses in their own words, and then apply them and report back the next day to the family. Their skill in application will dramatically develop—as will their love for the Lord.
Here are some related resources and books:
25 Ways to Lead Your Family Spiritually – radio broadcast from Dennis Rainey with Family Life Today
Game Plan for Life, by Joe Gibbs plus Tony Dungy, Ravi Zacharias, Tony Evans, Randy Alcorn, and others
Kingdom Man: Every Man's Destiny, Every Women's Dream, by Tony Evans
The Resolution for Men, by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, and Randy Alcorn