Elizabeth & Jim George

Bestselling authors dedicated to helping
people live a life after God’s own heart.
They've written over 70 books with more
than 10 million copies sold. For over 30 years,
they've helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s truth and apply it
    to daily situations.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of
    children and teens.

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  • From Jim’s Heart—Ways to Influence Your Children
  • From Jim’s Heart—Ways to Influence Your Children
  • From Jim’s Heart—Ways to Influence Your Children
  • From Jim’s Heart—Ways to Influence Your Children

From Jim’s Heart—Ways to Influence Your Children

When it comes to shaping the entire future of a child’s life and influencing his or her eternal destiny, I hope you feel the gravity of your obligation to God… and to your children. Here are some steps for getting started. They’re simple, and they will require a lot from you, but the rewards are well worth it!

Start by loving your spouse—God designed parents to be partners, and a key essential to caring for your children is showing a godly love for your spouse.

Start by taking your family to church—The simple act of getting your family to church is a giant step toward boosting the spiritual growth of your family.

Start by growing spiritually—A parent after God’s own heart constantly desires to grow spiritually, always striving to be where he or she needs to be.

Start by spending more time with your children—This one’s obvious. A closer relationship with your children comes only with time.

Start by making a commitment—Commit yourself afresh to make every sacrifice necessary to point your children toward God. Do all you can. Don’t procrastinate! Do your part and point them toward God.

Laugh and Smile a Lot

Your home should be an absolute joy for every family member! I’ve learned to smile—and laugh—a lot. When my girls were little, we’d check out silly riddle books from the library and then laugh and roll on the floor as we read them. Try it!

I also use the words “I love” freely. “I love Saturdays.” “I love the Lord’s Day.” “I love everything—and especially I love you!” I say those very words to my husband, Jim, my two daughters and their husbands, and now my grandkids every time I see them, tell them goodbye, or talk to them on the phone. Ask God to fill your heart with love and give you plenty of opportunities to laugh and play!

Lord, I imagine Your smile and joy as the children came up to You and You took them into Your arms and blessed them. What love and acceptance You showed them! Help me do the same for my precious ones. Amen.