One of the things I’ve loved most about blogging is the amazing people I’ve been able to meet and connect with over the last 7 years (yes…I’ve actually had this blog for 7 years although it did change names over the course of those 7 years). One of those amazing people I’ve connected with is my friend Stephanie of A Candid Pastor’s Wife and I’m so excited to have her guest post today! She has created an amazing resource for parents and I’ll let her tell you all about it! At the bottom of the page, I’ve included a link to download a free printable coloring page to go along with her resource!
I never pushed my 3-year old daughter into princess territory – she discovered it all on her own. One Disney movie here, one picture of a lovely bride there and bam – I now have a full-fledged princess addict on my hands.
I personally am not into princesses and frilly dresses and all the bling. And that’s OK. It’s OK for her to be different than me; in fact, God created her with the desire to be a princess – because she is! She’s a daughter of the king.
My little princess gets to watch a beloved princess movie once a week or so, and my husband and I started thinking about how we could teach her more about Jesus using the stories she already gets. Theology is quite abstract for a 3-year old, but she sure does understand these princess stories.
I started thinking about the stories and discovered that yes, the gospel story quite clearly connects to her precious princesses.
After all, all great stories are but a shadow of the one great story – God’s story!
Creating this video connecting the Disney movie Tangled (Rapunzel) to the gospel was such a joy! With clips of the movie (and even Rapunzel props), even children can watch it and hear the gospel! I hope that it helps you as parents to see how you can connect your child’s favorite story to the gospel as well.