Have you had to deal with this? I have. It wasn’t a neighbor; it was a trusted friend. What happens when the police come and take the father of your child’s best friend away to jail? This isn’t easy. First, it’s important for you and I to find out why, so we can carefully explain what happened. No, our kids don’t need to know everything, just enough to know how to help their friend. As a believer in Christ, it is also important that we tell our kids that God still loves the offender, and, if they’re a follower of Christ, Jesus has already forgiven them. Then, make sure they don’t abandon their friend. They need each other more than ever.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 21:11, 13