Principle 5: Stories are Powerful Teaching Tools

As you have these conversations, don’t forget the teaching tool Jesus used so effectively—the story. You can teach your children a dry concept like “immoral sex can have bad consequences,” or you can have a powerful impact on your children by sharing with them real stories of the difficulties faced by a real person who had a child out of wedlock. Why are the media so powerful? In large part because they teach by telling stories. Help your kids learn the truth from real stories. We start, of course, with Bible stories, but we add to these the stories around us about real life.