If you’re a parent, you probably have that moment when your child comes to you, scared, and your heart sinks because you just don’t know how to comfort them. And, as an adult, the events that rock the world may make you pray that your child never asks about them, because you fear them, too. How do you respond, as a Christian? What’s the right thing to do?
I was in this situation, and didn’t really have a clue, so I went to a parenting forum to crowd-source ideas. I belong to a Facebook group, called Unfundamentalist Parenting, made up of a fairly broad range of parents, from evangelical to post-evangelical and liberal, all trying to sort through how to pass on their faith to their children. Their advice was so good I made six top tips, and from that a new blog post flowed. Cindy Brandt kindly let me have her space on the Unfundamentalist Parenting channel on Patheos, so I’m excited to say that I’m over there today, pooling ideas for how best to deal with childhood anxiety and fears. Not just for parents, it’s also good for anyone wrestling with anxiety. Won’t you come over with me?
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