Thinking out-loud is sharing with kids how you came to a certain decision. The next time you’re in the car, think out-loud. “Hey Buddy, we decided not to buy that big screen television. Instead we’re going to use the money for a service project. I think this honors God and buying another thing for us really doesn’t.” Thinking out-loud shapes the faith of your children and shows them how life and faith connect. And, when stepparents think out-loud, kids see your heart and they grow to trust it.