Parents, use this guide to help you talk with your Loop student about their spiritual journey!
We often forget about it. Some of us don’t really think it exists. But the reality is, the spiritual world is a very real thing, and the Bible has a lot to say about it. The goal for this series is to help students know the supernatural battle is real, but God gives us the strength, weapons, and tactics to overcome it.
God is our strength. He’s equipped us with the armor to stand against the devil’s attacks. Key Verse: Ephesians 6:11,13-18 NIV
What stood out about your experience in Loop this week? (Starting with very open-ended questions may give your child the opportunity to share something you might miss with direct questions.)
Read the passage from Ephesians 6 together. See if your child can compare the spiritual protection the author describes with physical protections we use every day. (Some examples may be padding or special gear for a sport, or washing our hands to protect from germs.)
What are some ways we might open ourselves up to spiritual attacks, and what are some ways we can protect ourselves from spiritual attacks? (Sometimes the media we consume—music, video games, movies, YouTube videos, books, magazines, etc.—may keep us vulnerable to temptation or distraction. Talk about what steps your family might agree to take together to close the door on the ones that you feel are negatively affecting you. Also talk about ways you can protect your hearts and minds from spiritual attack by forming new habits. Not all media is harmful, and some can be helpful voices that reinforce truth in your child’s life. Let them talk about good influences they follow, and let them compare and contrast how they feel when they watch unhelpful things versus how they feel when they listen to truthful, helpful things.)