Creating a Rhythm With Your Words

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In Deuteronomy 6, Moses clarified a critical part of a parent’s responsibility for passing faith to the next generation. He said:

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Deuteronomy 4:6-7

In this passage, Moses illustrated a handful or rhythms for parents to connect with their kids and talk about faith. He described:

  • Sitting at home (maybe for a meal)
  • Walking along the road (maybe while traveling)
  • When you lie down (maybe at bedtime)
  • When you get up (maybe a morning routine)

Moses introduced an idea of creating rhythms, consistent times for meaningful conversations. Parenting in the 21st century isn’t completely different from parenting during ancient times. Depending on the age of our kids, our regular rhythms might include:

  • Morning time
  • Meal Time
  • Travel Time
  • Bath Time
  • Cuddle Time
  • Their Time
  • Bed Time

Below are some helpful guides for parents to create rhythms with their words.

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