Have you ever considered directing your child’s entertainment into an enrichment experience that naturally leads to talk of God?
“Today I earned the RCXD on Arms Race!”
“I enchanted my Diamond Chestplate to Bane of Arthropods!”
Admittedly, these exclamations from your child sound like undecipherable mumbo-jumbo. But consider listening when your child tells you about his last videogame session. Don’t shut down this byway of communication. After all, his eager description is the seed by which you can mold his experience of solo entertainment into enrichment—and a pathway to contemplate God.
Turn entertainment into enrichment that leads to God.
For example, say your child just played (for the 100th time) Call of Duty II like so many preteens do. Enrichment may look like having a WWII documentary queued up that evening. Alternatively, you could initiate a dinner conversation about the war in which a family member served. Continue reading