"As neo-Nazis and alt-right activists marched around Charlottesville, VA this week and their images were juxtaposed against counter-protesters, one of whom was violently killed, I felt the weight of what was happening in a new way. I saw my daughter playing out of the corner of my eye, and I wondered how do I talk to her about this? What do I say? How do I show her and tell her that Jesus is the only answer to the brokenness of this world, and that Gospel-centered reconciliation is a necessity?
As Christian parents, we can’t always turn off the news. We can’t pretend racism, violence, or our country’s history don’t exist. Instead, our call is to have hard conversations that don’t hide the truth, that honor God, that point to him as the ultimate authority in heaven and on earth, and that are filled with prayers for our country and for all of God’s people." On JellyTelly Parents, our Director of Content has rounded up a helpful list of places to start - conversations, books, ideas and more - to talk to your kids about Charlottesville and beyond. Click link in profile > menu > blog to dive in.