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When Disasters Make the News

How to Build Kids’ Trust in a God Who Is Good

A devastating tsunami, like the one that hit Japan a year ago. Wars, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, epidemics. Parents, grandparents, and other concerned adults wonder if, when, and how to talk to children and young people about the natural and man-made disasters that show up in news headlines and photos.

Christian parents wonder how to explain such events in a way that builds hope and trust in a loving God. Andre Leyva, Ph.D., who is a father...

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