3 Ways to Connect with God’s Word as a Family

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Parenting can be a difficult puzzle, but you don’t have to solve it alone.

Here are three tools to help you have fun, meaningful conversations about God with the kids in your life.

Bible App for Kids

Bible App for Kids

Interact with the Bible as a family. See God’s Word come to life with read-along stories and interactive animations.

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Bible Storybook

Bible Storybook

It’s perfect to read as a family at bedtime, during long road trips, or when you want your kids to take a screen break.

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Kids Bible Experience

Kids Bible Experience

Do you have older kids? They can discover fresh, relatable content, reflection questions, and daily verses in YouVersion.

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Making time for God’s Word as a family will help your kids understand the Bible and their faith more and more each day.

Find even more resources to help the kids in your life discover their own daily rhythm of connecting with God.

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Whether it’s financial difficulty, a strained relationship, or an overwhelming workload, anxiety finds a way to creep into our lives.

It isn’t something to feel ashamed of—but you weren’t meant to keep sitting in it either.

God promises to walk alongside us and ease our burdens. Allow Him to fill you with His peace through these Plans.

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Resting in a Busy World

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“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.”

MATTHEW 11:28-29

So often, the world feels frantic. We wake to the sound of urgent alarms and rush from one activity to the next.

Interrupting our busy schedules can feel unthinkable—we worry we’ll fall behind. The world screams at us to buckle down, to grind, to work even harder.

But Scripture encourages us to pause and turn to God instead.

In a world that moves at such an unsustainable pace, how do we find time to rest?

Find your why.

God created us for purposeful work. But there’s a difference between doing meaningful work and letting that work become our identity. The second we cross the line, we’re caught in a vicious cycle.

Taking time to rest is the extreme opposite of what the world asks of us.

But, it’s something God consistently instructs us to do throughout the Bible.

From the very beginning, God modeled rest, and He commanded us to make rest part of our weekly rhythm.

Maybe you recognize you need to rest because you notice something in your life is becoming more important than God. Maybe it’s to prioritize your mental health. Maybe you’re simply exhausted.

Whatever it is, find a clear vision for why rest matters to you.

Schedule it on your calendar.

Time is one of our most valuable resources.

If we don’t schedule rest in advance, chances are something else will consume that resource.

One of the simplest ways to find rest is by planning when you’re going to do it. Try scheduling it on your calendar, and consider communicating the times to your family and friends.

Whether it’s 20 minutes or 24 hours, rest gives you room to appreciate and experience the things God created you to do.

Give yourself something to look forward to.

When you step back and slow down to draw closer to God, it’s likely going to feel uncomfortable or unsettling.

That probably means you’re doing it right.

When we rest, the temptation to fall into busyness becomes even greater. But true rest doesn’t always look like doing nothing.

When you schedule time to rest, plan to do something that brings you joy or peace.

This could include spending time appreciating God’s creation or cultivating a hobby God wired you to be passionate about.

Don’t do it alone.

God created us for community. We’re wired for relationships. And, those relationships can be one of the most tangible ways we experience God’s presence.

Finding a rhythm of rest isn’t something you have to do alone. Think about ways you can rest alongside your family or friends.

Resting together will help you to stay accountable when the world tries to pull you into work and activity.

Be relentless.

Practicing rest is a spiritual discipline. And, like any discipline, resting requires determination and self control.

When we choose not to rely on our own effort and let Jesus take over, we surrender our shame, striving, and expectations. In return, we experience God’s perfect peace.

Rest helps us enjoy God’s presence and realign our priorities.

Rest allows us to trust that God is working even when we aren’t.

Rest is how we trust our Savior enough to say “enough.”

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A Community That Encourages…


Just like social media, you can like and comment on your friends’ activity in YouVersion.

And, together, we just reached one billion likes!

That’s one billion times our Community has encouraged someone to keep reading the Bible and connecting with God through His Word.

Having an encouraging friend can make all the difference…

“I found friends on YouVersion, and I realized that I am not alone. God reminded me that I have friends, I am wanted, and I am so far from worthless.”

KK | Texas, USA

Maybe you feel alone right now. Or maybe, you can be that voice of encouragement to someone else.

No matter what, you’re part of something bigger than yourself. You’re part of a community.

Start a Plan with a friend, pray for one another, and watch your community and faith grow.

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100 Languages. 36 Countries.

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Something incredible is happening.

Since 2017, our YouVersion Community has generously given to Bible for Everyone—a movement focused on providing every person on the planet access to Scripture.

And, we just reached a huge milestone. Together, we’ve contributed to funding translations for 100 languages in 36 countries!

Join us to fund the next 100

Your generosity has empowered translators and Bible publishers around the globe. And, it’s given millions of people access to God’s Word in their language.

This includes helping to fund Scripture in Colombian Sign Language, a new Ukrainian Bible translation, tribal languages in Ghana, and many more.

God is doing amazing things through our Community’s generosity. And this is just the beginning…

There’s still an opportunity to help fund thousands of Bible translations. You can be part of what God is doing in the lives of people around the world by giving today.

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