When Your Child Doubts the Existence of God

Question: Last night during our prayer time my young son tearfully confessed that he’s having trouble believing in God. How should I address this?


The first thing you need to do is relax. Rather than reacting with anxiety or panic, ask the Lord to help you respond with confidence. Then reassure your son that it’s okay to have doubts and ask questions. At his age, a child has a great deal of life ahead of him. This tearful confession is anything but the final chapter in the story of his relationship with God. As a matter of fact, it’s possible to…read more.