As parents, we are often on the lookout for new books and series that excited and engage our children while still offering spiritual, mental, and emotional nourishment. When we find those great books, however, sometimes we also need help engaging with our children as we discuss the topics introduced. How do we introduce deep spiritual topics? What are some ways we can encourage our children to take stories and turn them into real-life spiritual application?
The Prince Warriors Series
Based on Ephesians 6:10–18, The Prince Warriors 3 part series brings to life the invisible struggle ensuing in the spiritual realm. Spiritual warfare is a reality we all face. Our kids need to be aware and equipped to stand firm against Satan’s schemes. That being said, it can be hard to even know where to begin. Here are three ways to talk to your kids about spiritual warfare.
Identify the Enemy
Kids need to understand who is wreaking havoc. It may seem like an annoying sibling, or a bully at school, or a harmful habit, but the true source of these issues is Satan. He is a real enemy and needs to be recognized as such.
Understand our Resources
While we have a real enemy, it’s important for our kids to understand we do not need to be fearful because God has given us armor in order to stand firm against Satan. Read Ephesians 6 with your kids and identify each piece of armor and what role it plays.
Activate the Armor
Help kids activate their armor by reading the Bible regularly so that they may know truth. Knowing what is true is crucial in order to discern what is of God –and what isn’t. Being able to identify Satan and his tactics is critical in order to be victorious in Christ.
The Prince Warriors series is a great resource to start conversations regarding spiritual warfare and the armor of God with your kids. Be sure to check out all of the series at www.theprincewarriors.com, and discover the secrets author Priscilla Shirer has embedded throughout the pages in each book. These little hints will help you discover and understand spiritual truths and help you suite up with the armor of God.