Making (more) room for Jesus in your own home

It is tough being a parent. Trying to make ends meet and balancing the needs and wants of your family—careers, groceries, soccer practice—often something must go. Unfortunately that “something” can end up being time for God.

Looking a little closer, one might discover that it isn’t just fitting in time for religion and faith. Making room for Jesus in your home isn’t something that is second nature. Learning how to incorporate faith into our daily lives is a challenge. Nonetheless, we need it and our children need it! After all, we are our children’s first teachers.

Here are some suggestions for making your home a place of faith, and some ideas on how to follow through. See if you can incorporate these into your daily lives or weekly schedules.


Part of this material is adapted from Whole Community Catechesis in Plain English by Bill Huebsh (Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2002).