Dr. Scott Redd writes:
My wife and I like to talk about family worship–not because we have it all figured out, but because we actually enjoy experimenting with different ways to draw ourselves and our five daughters to God (Yes, five! Yes, daughters!). Of course, family worship with little children can be particularly intimidating to young parents trying the balance the complexities that go with that season of life. Be encouraged, meaningful family worship is within reach.
I think of family worship as being comprised of three interconnected variables: the heart of family worship, the timing of family worship, and the manner of family worship. In the next two posts in this short series we will consider these three aspects. We will limit our consideration in this first post to the heart of family worship. The following treatment aims at being practical, but that requires us dabbling in a little theological grounding because, honestly, why else would we want to go through the cat-herding effort. To paraphrase the song, our family worships because “the Bible tells us so.” For the most part though, what comes next will deal with the hows and whats of regular family devotions in the midst of swim team schedules, play dates, distractible personalities, and bedtimes.