How to Be the Perfect Christian Parent on Facebook: A Social Media Score Card

10) 5 points – Post about what important thing you’re missing/sacrificing to spend quality time with your child.

  • ProTip: Is it really a sacrifice if nobody knows about it?

11) 6 points – Post about how excited you are that your kids love church.

  • Pro Tip: It’s easiest to start these posts of with “So thankful that _____”
  • -6 points if your children have to be put in a straight jacket to get them into children’s ministry.
  • Pro Tip: You can negate the negative points by posting about your parental failure to get your kid to enjoy church.

12) 1 point – #Blessed

  • Pro Tip: It’s a small number but can be used with abandon. Rack ‘em up! You can also use a lot of variation. #Blezzed #SuperBlessed #SOBlessed

13) 4 points – Humble bragging on behalf of your child.

  • Pro Tip: Did your child win an award at Awana? Be publicly thankful for it! Was your child the “most Christ like” at basketball camp? Be “blown away.” And don’t forget: #blessed.

14) 3 Points – Use the word catechism.

  • Pro Tip: Presbyterians have a leg up on this one, so all you frozen chosen take full advantage!

15) 4 Points – Casually mention having a “conversation” with your kids about complex theology.

  • EXAMPLE: “On our way to our weekly daddy daughter date, Jess asked me how the Trinity could be both three and one! #SOBlessed”
  • 2 bonus points for “quizzing” them.

16) 5 points – Quote Shepherding a Child’s Heart

I suggest setting a weekly point goal. Start small and then build over time. In just a few short weeks you’ll see point totals you couldn’t have imagined. And think of how much you’ll be helping all the other, needier parents out there. Now get going!


This article originally appeared at The Blazing Center

Barnabas Piper
Barnabas Piper
Barnabas Piper blogs at The Blazing Center, is the author of The Pastors Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity and Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt Is Not The Enemy Of Faith, and co-hosts The Happy Rant podcast. Piper writes for, contributes to numerous other websites, and speaks frequently at churches and conferences. Barnabas serves as the Brand Manager for the Leadership Development team at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

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