- Start a family discussion about Christians and bullying. Open by saying that Christians throughout history have been bullied and persecuted, including Jesus. Discuss the various ways Christians have faced persecution (bullying) throughout history. Find out what their response was and why they responded that way. Have these Bible references ready to discuss as a family:
- Romans 12
- Ephesians 6:12
- Psalm 138:7
- Luke 6:27-28
- Matthew 5:44-45
- After you’ve done that, talk about how our culture sometimes deals with bullying as communicated through music, movies, and social media. Is revenge promoted?
- Ask your kids why they think the Bible teaches something very different.
- See if you can come up with a workable way to be “wise as a serpent” (strong, wise, pro-active) and still “innocent as a dove” (caring, gentle, and kind).
In this article from Focus on the Family, you’ll find even more insights & ideas on how to deal with Cyberbullying.