God-fearing parents long to see their children become faithful servants of Jehovah. Parents can help them to do so by impressing Bible teachings on the hearts of their children from infancy. (De 6:7; Pr 22:6) Does this require self-sacrifice? Most certainly! But the rewards are worth the effort.​—3Jo 4.

Parents can learn much from Joseph and Mary. They “were accustomed to go from year to year to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover,” even though this required effort and expense. (Lu 2:41) Apparently, they gave priority to their family’s spiritual needs. Similarly, parents today can point their children in the right direction by taking every opportunity to teach them by word and example.​—Ps 127:3-5.

WATCH THE VIDEO THEY TOOK EVERY OPPORTUNITY, AND THEN ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

  • How did Jon and Sharon Schiller keep Kingdom interests first while raising a family?

  • Why must parents tailor their discipline to the needs of each child?

  • How can parents prepare their children to withstand tests of faith?

  • What tools provided by Jehovah’s organization have you used to help your children grow spiritually?

Make spiritual activities a priority for your family