If you have children in high school, I hope you’ll do two things:
- Circle April 18th on your calendar.
- Consider registering your school for the upcoming “Day of Dialogue,” which is being sponsored by Focus on the Family.
Let me tell you about it.
The Day of Dialogue dates back to 2005. It was conceived with a straightforward goal, mainly to encourage honest and respectful conversation among students about God’s design for sexuality. This is especially important during events like GLSEN’s Day of Silence.
(Note: The “Day of Silence” is an annual event sponsored in public schools by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), one of the nation’s largest homosexual advocacy groups.)
Talking about God’s ideal for sexuality can be intimidating for many people, let alone high school students. But what a terrific opportunity to communicate the perfection of our Creator’s design and His love for each person. As believers we’re commanded to engage our neighbors winsomely and graciously, and that’s exactly what is planned for April 18th.
Still, some may be wondering why this event is even necessary.
As a high school student, it can feel discouraging when controversial subjects like homosexuality are brought up in school and the conversation seems stifled, one-sided and doesn’t allow free room for discussion. It’s not unusual for students to feel like their deeply held beliefs—including core truths of Christianity—are being mischaracterized.
The event provides a critical opportunity for thousands of teenagers, as well as college students, to be able to discuss more than one perspective on an important social issue in our nation’s public schools.
I’d invite you to learn more and sign up for the event by clicking here.