Although we raised both our children in a Christian home, they have chosen not to continue their church attendance. They live several states away. They have strong families-spouses and love their children incredibly. I realize that God has blessed our grandkids with their parents, and I want to support/respect their roles as parents while being a lifelong, intentional, loving-to-the-moon-and-back, Christian, long-distance grandma. Any suggestions?
Start with prayer for your children and grandchildren, and submit your requests to God for His work on their hearts, minds, and souls. Thank Him for the ways He has blessed your children and grandchildren.
You mention that your children have not continued their church attendance. While being in fellowship with other believers and worshipping God is an important part of the Christian life, and despite the fact that I believe that being a part of a Biblically-based church that encourages spiritual growth and development is vitally important, many believers do not attend church.
You might want to ask your kids about their faith. Is it alive and well, despite not attending church, or are they struggling? You can encourage your children and grandchildren by letting them see your faith in action and responding to them with love, empathy, and compassion.
Communicate with them often and take an interest in their lives and passions. Ask your children if you can provide your grandchildren with fun, Christian resources such as the Adventures in Odyssey radio programs or Clubhouse Junior and Clubhouse magazines, both available from Focus on the Family. If so, do so and if not, respect their wishes.
Remember that the joy of a faith-filled, loving grandmother is infectious! Share that with your family and continue to pray for them.