Principle 7: Stories are powerful teaching tools.

As you have these conversations, don’t forget the teaching tool Jesus used so effectively: the story. The power of the media is grounded in their powerful practice of telling stories. Why teach your children only lists of dry concepts like “immoral sex can have bad consequences” when you can have a powerful impact by sharing with them real stories that engage their hearts and emotions? We start, of course, with Bible stories, but we add to these the stories around us about real life, such as the difficulties faced by a person who cannot have children due to a previous STI.

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