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On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States determined that marriage between homosexual couples would be legally recognized in all fifty states. No doubt, our kids are hearing all about this topic both on the TV and, many times, on the playground. It’s hard for any parent to control the context in which their child may have conversations regarding this important topic. Many Christian parents have struggled with the question, “How do I talk to my kids about this?”
As kids’ ministry leaders, we should do everything we can to equip and empower parents to discuss the issue of same-sex marriage and other cultural issues with their children. While you might not be a world-renowned apologist, you can still help parents talk to their kids in a way that creates a clear picture of God’s design for our lives, and that demonstrates that we all have a choice whether we follow His design or try to go our own way.
Kids are growing up in a remarkable world. They enjoy unprecedented access to information and entertainment while exploring new frontiers of social justice. For better or for worse the Internet is changing the way children think, care, and connect with others. Kids also live in a world that is spiritually obtuse: tolerance is considered the ultimate virtue, but that tolerance doesn’t extend to Christian morality.