Q: My teen just started getting paychecks from his first part-time job. How can I get him to start tithing?
A: An important part of growing in faith is developing the discipline of generosity. But rather than focusing solely on the money your teen now earns, you might begin a wider conversation about gratitude.
Explore ideas with your son about how he might view his life as a daily response to God's grace and blessings. This type of gratitude goes beyond dollars and cents. It also includes sharing your skills in ways that extend God's love to others.
Help him grow in the realization that sharing his time and talent—in addition to his treasure — is a vital way of celebrating the goodness we experience through Christ.
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