We are grieved. As a ministry and as parents, we grieve the painful consequences of prolonged racial division and inequality in our country. At Christian Parenting, we recognize that all parents are created uniquely by God, and it hurts us to see that our fellow parents are being made to feel less because of their skin color. God will not stand for racism, and neither will we.
Parents, now more than ever, our children are watching how we respond. May they see us seeking reconciliation in our homes and neighborhoods, listening to other moms and dads who have lived different experiences than us, and most importantly let them see us on our knees asking God to open our hearts and to bring the healing and equality that this world desperately needs.
The hard work of healing starts today, first in our homes.
We recognize that we are by no means experts on this subject of racial reconciliation, and so we’d like to recommend the following resources to families looking to dive further into this work and learn from trusted voices. We are praying that God will not only continue to refine and educate us as parents, but that he will help us to raise up children who love and respect their brothers and sisters from all backgrounds and races.
In this with you,
Recommended resources for parents and their kids:
– Be the Bridge, Latasha Morrison
– White Awake, Daniel Hill
– One in Christ, David Ireland
– Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson
– Dear White Christians, Jennifer Harvey
– The Church and The Racial Divide, Trevor Atwood, Trillia Newbell
– The Gospel In Color For Parents: A Theology of Racial Reconciliation for Parents, Curtis A. Woods, Jarvis J. Williams
– Why You Should Teach Your Kids About Racial Reconciliation, Curtis A. Woods, Jarvis J. Williams
For your kids
– The Gospel In Color – For Kids: A Theology of Racial Reconciliation for Kids, Curtis A. Woods, Jarvis J. Williams
– God Made Me AND You: Celebrating God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity, Shai Linne and Trish Mahoney
– I Have a Dream/ Also Letter from Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King Jr Jr.
– I Am Enough | Grace Byers
Denison Ministries resources
– What does the Bible say about racism?, Dr. Jim Denison