Joyful Grandparenting, Part 2: Share Your Faith

Grandparenting is a unique role, with significant differences from parenting. God designed the role to bless and build faith and family in specific ways.

So how do we approach our role joyfully and deliberately? 

In Part 1 we discussed Using our Gifts.  This time we'll discuss:

2. Sharing Our Faith

Not only do we have skills and gifts to share, we have faith experiences. The words of Paul to Timothy spur us on:

“I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5).

I imagine Lois humbly shared her testimony with young Timothy. Hearing her talk about the Lord, listening to her pray, and seeing her read her Bible were natural parts of Timothy’s life. They should also be natural in our lives so our grandchildren recognize how much we love Jesus.

If your children are not believers, sharing you faith with your grandchildren may be more challenging. You’ll need to be careful and prayerful, which brings us to another act of deliberate grandparenting—prayer. (I discuss prayer in Part 3.)

Ask God for creative ways to share your faith with your grandchildren. It may be the most important evangelism you do in your entire life! 

Leave a comment and tell me how you share your faith with your grandchildren and check out this article for more ideas: 40 Ways to Build Sticky Faith in Your Grandkids.

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This article is part of an article that was published in Reach Out Columbia, September 2012


  1. Grand ideas for all of us grandparents and our grandkids - and what an adorable shot! :)

  2. Love the "sticky" ideas post. My daughter and her husband (parents to my grandsons) are very dedicated to their faith and are far better at promoting it with my grandsons than I, fortunately. It's nice to not have to worry about such things with them, and to be fully comfortable saying dinner prayers, bedtime prayers and discussing all our blessings in between. Another great share in the GRAND Social. Thank you!

  3. Really good post, this is any area I hope grand parents will embrace as so many kids these days are not being brought up in church. Thanks for linking with me :)


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