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Tuesday, August 04, 2015
We can all be reassured that God is always with us.
day, it seems, we're bombarded by disturbing images and stories about
natural disasters and human atrocities from all around the world. The
relentlessness of present-day news (and social media) coverage makes it
almost impossible to escape these troubling reports. That's why it's
good to be prepared to
talk as a family about dealing with tragedy.
and internet-based video coverage are what analysts describe as "hot"
mediums. They create an impression of directness and immediacy, as if
the events on screen are happening "right there" in front of the viewer.
It's best to shield younger kids, especially, from this kind of
reporting as much as possible. But you can sit down with older children
and talk about what has happened: "How do you think the people in this
situation are feeling? How would you feel if you were in their place?"
Try to turn a difficult scenario into an opportunity to help your kids
develop empathy and compassion for people they haven't met and will
probably never know.
reality is that the world is not necessarily a safe place, and bad
things do happen from time to time. Still, as Christians we can all be
reassured with the thought that God is always with us, that He has
promised to stand by us, and that He will take care of us no matter what
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