Many parents may find it difficult to decide what the most challenging aspect of parenting is depending on their child’s age. It’s tempting to say that raising an infant is the most demanding because they’re always dependent on someone else. The truth is more surprising—the teenage years! Raising a teenager is extremely demanding and most often seems impossible. Understanding your teen and relating to them at their level can be tasking, and this leaves many parents and caretakers breathless—physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Raising teenagers can be tough, especially when trying to bring them up as Christian teens. You need to help them connect with their faith while giving them chances to form their own beliefs to have a personal relationship with God. Although hard, it’s not impossible to do. One of the easiest ways to do this is through play. From Christian books to games, many things can help keep your Christian teen engaged at home or during teen Bible camps and teen youth group meetings. This article contains a list of some of our favorites!
Engaging in a fun activity or sport.
The best thing about finding entertainment for teenagers is that it can be done both indoors and outdoors. For example, one of the best indoor activities you can consider is foosball, which is soccer played on a table. Foosball has a single purpose: For players to move and shoot the ball into their opponent’s goal, using the control knobs at the side of the foosball table. It’s a highly entertaining game that everyone can play. Being the perfect pastime for all, it helps you spend quality time with people you care about, like family, friends, relatives, classmates, camp buddies, amongst others. If you’re looking to entertain your young Christian teens, you can think about investing in a good foosball game table for your home or renting one. A simple search on the internet for “foosball table rental near me” will bring up many rental companies where you can get great foosball tables for your camping grounds.
Bible jeopardy is a great way to test teens’ knowledge of the Word in vacation bible school while encouraging teamwork. There are many Christian Jeopardy questions online as well as templates that allow you to design your version with ease. This is very much like the television show, “Jeopardy” but from a religious and biblical point of view. It features contestants who work through a series of questions from different categories with the help of many clues. To answer a question, contestants need to buzz in first. The first to do so and answer correctly wins the points at hand. To raise the stakes after playing a few rounds of Jeopardy, you can go in for a Double Jeopardy round, where any point won is doubled.
Christ-Centered Video Games
You might not believe this, but Christian video games do exist and they’re the perfect option for the teens who are glued to their screens. If you can’t peel them off these screens, you might as well have them making great use of their screen time by playing video games that uplift Christian messages and themes.
Research into Christian-based competitive games to find out the best of the best. With every game, you’re guaranteed stunning graphics and exciting storylines that’ll have your teens hooked on for hours, but in a good way. An example of a very popular Christian video game is Axys Adventures-Truthseeker. In this game, your teen will learn about the beauty of God’s forgiveness and the importance of healing. At the same time, they’re also learning how to make the best decisions.
With the short attention span offered by teens, it’s imperative to have many options available to keep them occupied at all times. Making all these games fun is key to keeping them interested in thighs of faith while having a swell and memorable time.