On Thursday, April 14, students around the nation participated in an event that equipped them to have healthy discussions about sexuality with their peers.
Sponsored by Focus on the Family, Day of Dialogue is a nationwide free-speech event for teens in public high schools and colleges. The annual event helps students understand their religious freedoms and express their deeply held biblical beliefs about God’s design for marriage and sexuality in a loving and respectful manner through conversation cards, posters, and more.
“The need for God’s hope has never been greater – especially in many of our public schools,” shared Candi Cushman, Education Analyst at Focus on the Family.
“After the legalization of same-sex marriage, the promotion of sexual activism has moved well beyond the topic of homosexuality and is delving into even more controversial areas such as bisexuality and cross-dressing," she explained. "All too often this occurs in a way that is extremely disrespectful of parental rights and students’ religious freedoms. Many times it creates a pressure-cooker situation for Christian students.”
“But the good news," Cushman continued, "is that the light of God still shines brighter than the darkness. Thankfully we live in a nation that still allows free speech and religious freedom. That’s why it’s so important that we encourage our students that they have nothing to be ashamed of in expressing their deeply held religious convictions.”
For five years now Focus on the Family has been helping Christian students create a safe space to express a biblical viewpoint on these types of issues through Day of Dialogue.
The event's website, dayofdialogue.com, provides “Conversation Starter” cards, posters, and everything else student participants need to hold a Day of Dialogue at their schools.
Day of Dialogue helps Christian students realize they have nothing to be ashamed of in respectfully expressing their deeply held religious convictions. Participating in the event gives them confidence and boldness in sharing their beliefs about God’s redemptive plan for humanity.
By NRB Staff
Published: April 21, 2016