Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” ~ 1 John 4:18
You guys? It’s scary out there. We need only a glance at the day’s headlines for a reminder.
As parents raising children in these uncertain times, what should we do?
The way I see it, we only have two choices: raise our kids to fear the world, or…raise them to love it.
Fearing this world comes naturally in our hyper-connected society; it’s the default mode set out to take over our family’s thoughts. But it isn’t the only option.
If we want to cultivate a love for God’s world in our homes instead, we must act with intention first, so we don’t react with fear later.
We must infuse our children’s lives with purposeful meaning.
We must speak beauty and truth into their young spirits again and again, giving them something to cling to when fear tries to set up permanent residence in their minds.
Thankfully, the power of story can help us shield our kids from the world’s distractions and heaviness. Here’s how.