By John and Claire Grabowski
A practical guide for parents who want to form their children in the faith.
The mission of every married couple is to generously welcome children as gifts from God…then what?
As any parent knows, raising children is beautiful, exhausting, and often bewildering. And then we have their vocations to think about. It’s the job of parents to raise children who are able to cultivate the gift of Faith and really listen to what God is calling them to do with their lives.
While God gives all the grace and faith necessary to follow him, we parents are tasked with fanning the flames. To help our children turn the spark of faith into a fire of love for God.
As parents, we need to make our homes a community of prayer, of service, and of witness within the larger Body of Christ. Making these regular and ongoing practices within the life of their family is the most effective way for parents to form their children in the faith.
Of course, this is not always easy, that’s why Claire and John Grabowksi have made this practical guide. This is not high philosophy or deep theology (though it’s rooted firmly in Church teaching) but real advice, from real parents who have raised five children.
As parents, it’s our job to get our children to heaven, and helping them discern the vocation God is calling them to is one of the most important parts of that job. You don’t have to do it alone, with fervent prayer, a close relationship with Christ, and the tested, practical advice in Raising Catholic Kids for Their Vocation, you’ll have the tools you need.