Note: In lieu of my regular gratitude posts for the next several weeks, I am joining with The Pelsers for the 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential book club. This week we’re discussing Chapter 5—the importance of worldview.
In “Tool Number 4: Developing a Biblical Worldview,” Zan discusses how critical it is that parents help their children develop a worldview based on Scripture. Of course, there are obstacles to doing this, and she covers those too!
A worldview is the way you approach life and is based on your ideas and thoughts—what you believe—in a number of areas. A biblical worldview is grounded and rooted in Scripture, in what God’s Word has to say and how it applies to every area of our lives.
For me, a person’s worldview is of critical importance because it affects the way you see the world, how you perceive your position in it, and how you react to what happens around you.
To teach my children to have a biblical worldview, I have to have one myself. I’m spending a lot of time reading the Bible, memorizing Scripture, meditating on it to figure out how it applies to my life, and working through some books (see my reading list) to help me line my thoughts up with God’s Word—and keep them there.
I’m trying to share what I’m learning with my children. During our lessons, we’re memorizing Scriptures that apply to situations they’re dealing with so they can see God’s Word at work in their lives—immediately. It is making a huge difference in our school time and our family life!
As I show the girls how God’s Word applies to every area of our lives (history, science, language arts, nature, health, etc.), they will learn how to internalize it for themselves and use it to guide them through life’s twists and turns.
Zan provides great resources in this chapter for learning worldview for yourself and teaching it to your children.
Our children are our future. As I teach them God’s Word and His ways, I equip them to make a difference—for all of us.
. . . Christianity has produced some of our country’s greatest thinkers, and there’s no reason why this cannot once again be true. Homeschooling stands ready to fill the gap. . . . If they are raised with a biblical worldview that emphasizes integrating faith into all areas of life, they will be well equipped to positively and significantly impact society.
Zan Tyler, 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential
How are you teaching your children a biblical worldview?
Other posts from the #7Tools series:
- Parenting with Purpose
- That Thing Called Quality Time
- My Children Belong to God
- The Art of Imitation
- When Your Plans Get Changed (How Our Homeschooling Journey Began)
- Some Thoughts on Intentional Parenting
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