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Actor Chad Michael Murray on Raising Children of Faith: ‘We Teach the Kids About Jesus’

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Actor Chad Michael Murray on Raising Children of Faith: ‘We Teach the Kids About Jesus’

By Movieguide® Contributor

ONE TREE HILL star Chad Michael Murray recently shared how he instills Christian faith in his children in their everyday lives. 

Speaking to Page Six, Murray said, “We pray at every meal. That’s one of the foundations of teaching a good moral compass in our children. Having the fear of God is vital because, to be honest, what do you have to lose if you have no fear of that. If you have no fear of God it would be chaos here.

“We read the Bible, I start the day reading a chapter,” the LEFT BEHIND actor continued. “We teach the kids about Jesus and who Jesus was and the story and we do church on Sundays.”

Murray shares two children with actress Sarah Roemer, whom he married in 2015. The couple met on the set of CHOSEN, which they starred in together.

Murray also discussed his faith in a recent interview with Fox News. 

“I get up every day and I put that spiritual armor on, read the Bible and do some devotionals and then get ready to go to work,” he said. 

“I feel stronger and safer walking onto my sets every day knowing that I have God with me every day. Jesus is there with me every day,” Murray concluded, “When you have that comfort that you just feel safe, you feel different, you feel the opportunity to handle more, your shoulders are bigger, you can carry more weight.”

Murray also talked about how he chooses roles, saying, “I stick to the things I believe in. Let’s just say a piece of material were to come across my desk, which has happened plenty of times over the last 22 years, that I don’t necessarily feel is what I believe or what I’m selling — then that’s not for me.

“I don’t want to step in something that I don’t believe in any way because it’s going to destroy it for everybody else involved,” he added. “If you don’t fully love and embrace the character that you are inhabiting, it will show on screen. I always want to give the people that I’m working with and the people who are going to watch the movie, the most of me.”

 

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