I recently heard a pastor say “I don’t mind hearing babies cry, because it means the church has a future.” I love that! But answer honestly—might your daughter have the same feeling about being in church as those crying infants? Uncomfortable, confused, bored?
Raising your girl to be reverent is a tricky task. We can’t force our daughters into having faith, but we can shape the way they view what it means to be faithful. To be reverent is to be respectful. Taking the time to involve and explain to your daughter what and why something is happening during your Sunday service can help her feel engaged.
When she can start to understand what is going on in church, she can start to participate and develop a reverent heart. Remember: our kids are always watching us, so make sure your attitude toward church and your actions while there are models for her to follow.