Famous at Home

Famous at Home

Dr. Josh and Christi Straub

Your Kids, the Easter Story, and Talking About Difficult Emotions

February 23, 2023   ●   32 min

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Not only is the message of Jesus’ death and resurrection difficult to translate to children, but the events leading up to Jesus’ death were full of emotions for His family, disciples, and all who followed Him. The happiness on Palm Sunday, the surprise at the Last Supper, the sadness at the cross, the joy at the tomb—the week of Jesus’ death and resurrection was filled with emotion. 

And that’s what gave us the idea: What if we used the emotions they were feeling two-thousand-years-ago to help our kids connect to the Easter story in a way that brings the resurrection of Jesus “alive” to our kids. See what we did there ;) In this episode, we talk about our new book, 10 Days of the Easter Story, and how we as parents can help our kids connect to and learn about their own feelings through the events of Holy Week. 

We talk about:

  • How to process grief as a family and sit in sadness while remaining hopeful
  • Emotional vocabulary in the home and how to make it inviting, not threatening
  • The power of thinking, feeling, and relating at the same time

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