How do you know if your children are truly believers?


Children brought up in families that attend church regularly often do not have specific memories of when they became Christians. They know the Bible stories, they enjoy church-led children’s activities and youth group, they may even read their Bibles often and know how to pray. Many are even baptized, but that happens because they know all the right answers and they see their friends doing it. But they can’t fixate on when they became a Christian—when they came to a saving faith in the substitutionary death of Jesus and a decision to follow him. If this description fits your family, share with us how you have addressed this confusion, or dilemma, with your kids. How do you help them understand faith and commitment in their spiritual life? Do they know how to articulate their faith? And how can you as parents tell when their hearts have been changed?