How to Teach Our Children to Have Godly Patriotism

How to Teach Our Children to Have Godly Patriotism

One day last year, our little family of three attended a local minor league baseball game. As usual, the National Anthem was sung before the game began. Everyone stood, most of the men removed their hats, and nearly everyone put their hand over their heart. I glanced over at my then three-year-old son and nearly began to weep. He stood proudly with his hand over his heart. I don’t know if he was imitating those around him, but I’d like to think that along the way he has learned the importance of honoring his country. But how do we teach our kids to have a godly patriotism? In other words, how do we connect our faith in God with our honor of our country? I believe there is a way to do it. (more…)

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