Children in our country are suffering from obesity and its related disorders at alarming rates. They are taking medications for hypertension and Type II diabetes, which only occurred in adults a generation ago. Some of them are even dying. The Bible clearly commands us to train our children in the way that they should go. This applies to teaching them to honor Christ with their bodies by making healthy food choices. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." Likewise, the Bible teaches that our bodies are temples, which is defined in Scripture as a house or dwelling, of the Holy Spirit and commands us to honor God with our bodies because Jesus bought us at the price of His life. Consequently, teaching your children to eat and drink for God's glory in order to maintain the Lord's house (temple) should be part of how your household serves the Lord (Jeremiah 30:17). Teach them now that the Holy Spirit is not pleased when His home is kept in disrepair.
Ann Wooten Taylor
Ann is an attorney who has been licensed to practice law in the State of Arkansas since 2004, practicing in the areas of child abuse and neglect, special education, and unemployment insurance law. Mrs. Taylor is also the C.E.O. of Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries and a Christian author. Her first non-fiction, Christian book entitled, "Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook" was published and released by Life to Legacy Publishing in 2015. Her second book, the "Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher's Edition" was published and released in December 2016.