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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Mommy, Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? – Part 6

Question 6: What Does Heaven Have to Do with All These Bad Things? In our previous post, we explored several important promises that God has made to His children. First, we saw that God has promised that He will use all the bad things that happen for our good. And then we saw that God

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Mommy, Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? – Part 5

Question 5: Is There Anything Good About Bad Things? We have already explored a lot of questions about the bad things we find in our world. First, we discovered that all bad things come from sin. We then looked at why we suffer for Adam and Eve’s choice to disobey. Then we talked about why

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Mommy, Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? – Part 4

Question 4: Wouldn’t It Be Better If God Didn’t Make Us Free So That We Could Never Sin? We already talked about why bad things, sad things, scary things, and hurtful things happen – they happen because of sin. You might wonder, “Why didn’t God just create us so that we could never sin? Then

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Mommy, Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? – Part 3

Question 3: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? In our previous posts, we saw that bad things are the result of sin. Our first parents, Adam and Eve, chose to rebel against God. Their sin caused creation to be cursed and made it so that all humans are born with a sinful nature.

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Mommy, Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? – Part 2

Question 2: If Adam and Eve Were the Ones Who Sinned, Why Do Bad Things Happen to Us? In our previous post, we looked at the question, “Where do bad things come from?” And we saw that all the bad things we see in our world come from sin. Some of the bad things, like

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Mommy, Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? – Part 1

The Foundation blog typically contains articles written for adults, helping them address worldview and apologetic topics with children. However, this blog series was written for children. We encourage you to read through these posts with the children God has placed in your care, to help them critically think through why God allows evil. Introduction God

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

How Not to Teach the Bible to Our Kids – Part 3

In previous posts, we explored several common mistakes we make when instructing our children in Scripture. In this post, we will finish the series by exploring one final error. Error Three: Aim for Excitement Rather Than Independence “In all honesty, I don’t know how to go about reading the Bible. Where do I start? What

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Helping Our Kids Think Critically This Christmas

At some point between Thanksgiving and Christmas, most of us will read our kids the Christmas story from Luke’s gospel. Just thinking about this probably elicits memories of crackling fires, cozy blankets, and twinkling lights. This tradition can make for great family memories! But, have you ever paused to think about how you could use

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

How Not to Teach the Bible to Our Kids – Part 2

In our previous post, we explored how asking our children the question, “What does this passage mean to you?” trains them to falsely believe that they bring meaning to the biblical text. In this post, we will continue our series exploring common errors we should avoid when instructing our children in Scripture. Error Two: Teaching

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

How Not to Teach the Bible to Our Kids – Part 1

As an educational consultant, I interact with thousands of Christian teachers, leaders, and parents. These individuals love God and seek to instruct children in the truth. However, I have observed many unwittingly teach kids faulty methods of Bible reading. If we are not careful, these harmful practices can seep into our own homes, churches, and

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