Global Insights: Parenting in Different Cultures

It’s time for a new series!

We’ve been hugely encouraged by how the Gospel-Centered Parenting community has grown in 2016. We’ve loved connecting with friends old and new and we’ve enjoyed hearing about other people’s parenting experiences as we’ve shared ours. It’s encouraging realising that we’re not the only ones wrestling with this stuff – we’re not the only ones trying to share Jesus with our kids, and we’re not the only ones who are loving it, exhausted and learning-on-the go!

So we’ve had an idea…

Why don’t we share our experiences of gospel-centred parenting in our different contexts?

We’ve been really excited to see that we have readers from all over the world (bar South America – we’re still to break into that continent!) We would love to hear other voices and glean wisdom from others about what it looks like for you to parent your children in the context God’s placed you in.

We’re interested in finding out the following things:

  1. Where do you live and what’s it like?
  2. What are some of the challenges and opportunities that you face in Christian parenting because of your context? (This could be secularism, over-familiarity with Christianity, living in a country where Christianity is a minority faith or suppressed… anything really.)
  3. What do you do to encourage your children to love Jesus?

For each of these questions there are all sorts of different avenues you could go down – feel free to pick one that’s on your heart and let us know your answer.

In an early post of ours, “What is Christian Parenting?” we discussed how Christian parenting can be expressed in very different ways in different contexts, but ultimately is all about pointing our children to Jesus in word and deed.

It will be really interesting to read about how people in other cultures teach their kids about God in everyday life.

We’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like to take part in this series then please just fill in the form below. You can participate even if you live in a country where it’s not possible to speak openly about your faith – you can just tell us which region of the world you live in, (e.g. “Middle East” or “Southeast Asia”), rather than your country or city.

Here’s the form:

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