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Christian Parent, Crazy World

with Catherine Segars

How Can Parents Deal with the Difficult Parts of Scripture? – Episode 32

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Catherine continues in her series on dealing with difficult parts of Scripture with installment two. In this episode, Catherine applies the practical guidelines that she gave in episode 31 to a difficult story from the Bible that led a young college-age Christian to abandon his faith. Our kids are getting blindsided by parts of the Bible that they haven’t heard or haven’t properly considered, and this is causing many young believers to leave the faith.

We need to help our kids find reasonable, rational answers for why the Bible is true. As you walk with Catherine through this difficult part of Scripture, you will learn how to provide those answers yourself.

GUIDELINES for dealing with the difficult part of Scripture:

1. Take away the ambush.
2. Don’t ignore the question.
3. Don’t downplay the question.
4. Pray about it.
5. Get to work. (Research)
6. Stand on what you know.
7. Wrestle out loud.

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Episode 31: Why does the Bible Say… Fill in the Blank?: https://www.lifeaudio.com/christian-parent-crazy-world/why-does-the-bible-say-fill-in-the-blank-episode-31

A New Kind of Apologist by Sean McDowell, Chapter 6: “Don’t Blame Us, It’s in the Bible” by Dan Kimball: https://seanmcdowell.org/item/a-new-kind-of-apologist

SCRIPTURES REFERENCED:
- James 1:5
- The Exodus & the ten plagues: Exodus 1-12
- Herod’s massacre of the innocent: Matthew 2:1-18
- Exodus 1:22
- Galatians 6:7-9
June 15, 2022
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Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright—turned stay-at-home-mom—turned author, speaker, blogger, and motherhood apologist. This homeschooling mama of five has a master’s degree in communications and is earning a master’s degree in Christian apologetics. Catherine helps parents navigate through dangerous secular landmines to establish a sound Biblical foundation for their kids. Author of the e-book Five Myths about Motherhood That Make You Feel Mere, And Why They're Wrong, Catherine is also passionate about helping mothers see their worth in a season when they often feel overwhelmed and irrelevant. You can find Catherine’s blog, dramatic blogcast, and other writings at www.catherinesegars.com and connect with her on Facebook.
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