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How to Model the True Spirit of the Christmas Season for Your Children

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One of the concerns devout Christian parents have for their little ones during the Christmas season, aside from sugar highs, overpriced toys, and cabin fever on snow days, is that the true meaning of the holiday season can get lost in the frenzy.

For little ones, Christmas so quickly becomes about gifts, Christmas trees, sweets, and silly carols, it’s easy to worry they’ll entirely miss the point of celebrating the miracle birth of the Lord and Savior of all mankind.

Faithwire a few key points this week on how we as parents can demonstrate the true reason for the season to our children so that they never lose sight of why we celebrate this time of year.

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This time of year, your children are going to be bombarded with advertisements, movies, television shows, and songs that are entirely about the more secular, worldly aspects of Christmas, in a world where it becomes more and more taboo to talk about the birth of Christ himself.

For this reason, you can encourage your children to actively pursue good influences from adults who are better able to discern the spiritual meaning of the holiday season.

“Challenge your child to ask those around them, such as family members or teachers, what their favorite thing about the holidays are,” Faithwire suggests. “The more times they hear meaningful responses relating to an appreciation for family bonding or showing gratitude for traditions, the more conditioned they will become to associate the holidays with blessings beyond gifts.”

Afterward, you can ask your children to write their own list about their favorite aspects of the holiday season.

Be Intentional and Animated

Once your children start to learn that there’s more to the season than presents and sweets, fill this in with the true reason for the season: the Nativity story.

“Teaching your child about the origin of this holiday is vital in fostering their recognition that it exists for reasons beyond receiving gifts,” they explain. “Explain that the intentions of the parties thrown on or around Christmas are in honor of Jesus’ birthday. There are tons of kid-friendly storybooks that can teach the story of the birth of God’s son, the gifts of the Magi, and the significance this birth holds in their current life.”

Celebrate as Christ Would 

“Encourage your child to walk in Jesus’s footsteps as they celebrate during the holiday season, intentionally behaving with grace in order to experience its true meaning,” Faithwire explains.

Christ died selflessly on the Cross for all mankind. If we don’t honor this and live like Him during the holiday season, do we even follow Him?

This should ultimately be what you point your children to on every day of the year, so the holidays are no different. Take the opportunity when they are being wooed by the wonder and beauty of the holiday season to teach them that gift-giving and “Christmas cheer” are all about agape Christian love.

 

Most children love and adore Christmas, so make sure that as they grow up, they remember Christmas as a time that they connected with and glorified Christ their Savior!

 

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Former Pope Blames ‘Swingin’ Sixties’ for Catholic Church’s Cesspool of Pedophilia

The Catholic Church is again attempting to blame their rampant pedophilia on the outside world.

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The high pontiffs of the Catholic Church would make fantastic dodgeball players. Given just how well they’ve avoided taking the blame for, or properly reacting to, the disturbing prevalence of pedophilia among their ranks, there is little doubt that these purposefully-ignorant would be able to dodge just about anything. The problem is obtuse, obvious, and ostensibly disgusting.  There are literally thousands upon thousands of young children who have been sexualized by Catholic priests over the course of several decades in all corners of the globe.  The problem is not isolated at all, and the only common factor between these horrific crimes is that they occurred at the hands of the Catholic Church. If the entire world got sick from eating a certain food, we would stop eating that food.  In the case of the Catholic Church, the children of the world are being undeniably harmed by their religious leaders in habitual and systemic acts of pedophilia, yet the leaders at The Vatican continue to ignore and obfuscate the truth. Now, one former Pope is even blaming the cultural revolution of the 1960’s for the issue. Emeritus Pope Benedict has emerged from his cone of silence to offer a personal analysis of the clerical sex abuse crisis, citing the sexual revolution, a corruption of moral theology, and the formation of “homosexual cliques” in seminaries as causes of the problem. Benedict says that he felt compelled to contribute to a response to the present situation “since I myself had served in a position of responsibility as shepherd of the Church at the time of the public outbreak of the crisis,” and so penned his reflections, obtaining the present pope’s blessing to make them public. In his new, 6,000-word bombshell essay, the former pope turns his gaze toward societal forces outside the Church as well as…

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This Husband Didn’t Want To Adopt, Then God Gave Him An Incredible Vision

When God has something in store for your life, you can’t run from it for long.

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Adoption is an incredible, God-mirroring feat for Christian families to undertake, but it’s not without its challenges and pitfalls. When God has something in store for your life, however, you can’t run from it for long. Jeffrey and Kristine Moore learned this lesson on their 10-year adoption journey, ultimately leading them to adopt four children, Elizabeth, Jhonatan, Mariaelena, and Talia, from Peru. Jeffrey, however, recalled in an interview with PureFlix Insider that he wanted nothing to do with adoption in the early days of their marriage—even after suffering two miscarriages. “At the time I had said, ‘I don’t think I could adopt, I don’t think I could love a child that wasn’t my own biologically,’” Jeffrey said. Soon after, God lovingly set Jeffrey straight with an incredible vision that he reveals in the video below: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1910950709034153 “The story of adoption began because God called us to it. I had a vision, and it was really, really powerful,” he said. “I was floating in the ocean at night. It was very calm and peaceful, and I was being carried by something in the water, like a current pushing me toward something.” Jeffrey remembered the water in his vision becoming shallow and leading him to a beach on a tropical island. It’s there that he saw something breathtaking. “There were all of these jewels or gemstones that were lying around in the sand, and every one of them was glowing with this internal fire,” he continued. “All these points of light…and I just felt compelled to reach out and pick one up.” His vision ends there, but Jeffrey says he believes God was giving him a very clear message about international adoption: “‘He said, ‘My son, are you willing to be carried by my spirit to a land far away to pick…

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