Have you ever thought about the power of encouragement? Most of us try to encourage children that come to our church. We do this because maybe we want to build confidence within the child. We want to promote a relationship with the child so we can help them eventually foster a relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to stimulate them spiritually so they will learn how to develop a life of faith. We want them to keep them coming back to church. Encouragement has a lot of power for the child of divorce, particularly if the parents are still in the warring stages of the divorce process.
There are many ways to encourage children of divorce. But before we think of ways to encourage children let’s think about what encouragement actually is. Dr. Becky Bailey in her “Conscious Discipline” book says,
“Encouragement is basically a dose of hope.”
If ever there were a people group in local churches that need a dose of hope on a regular basis, it would be the children of divorce.