I have been challenged recently in my practice of family worship and have asked some godly people I respect to answer some practical questions about leading Andrew (my 18 month old) in family worship. Dr. Don Whitney was my Spiritual Formation Professor in seminary and has spoken at 2 churches I’ve had the privilege to serve. He has written an excellent piece on Family Worship. I asked Dr. Whitney about some practical solutions in dealing with a child of Andrew’s age. His counsel was excellent. Among other things, he encouraged me to not neglect using the Bible. He said,
I would not abandon use of the Bible. Perhaps you’ll want to read just one verse, repeating it several times. Perhaps get him to repeat one word with you. Let him see you holding and reading from the Bible every night so that the importance of the Bible will be reinforced visually. Of course, do not neglect your wife, either. Either find another time for the two of you to enter into things at an adult level, or else let part of your time be on an adult level and part directed toward your son.
Are there any additional thoughts out there to help with the practice of the discipline of family worship?