Awkward Biblical love stories
Many of the stories about love and marriage we read in the Bible aren't what we'd want for our children: for example, Jacob tricked into marrying Leah when he really wanted to marry Rachel, Esther who wins a beauty competition to marry the king, and the story of how Abraham sent a servant to pick out a wife for his son Isaac.
So how can we talk about these stories with children and young people so they are helpful for our children as they learn about life-long love and romance?
Rachel considered this question in episode 17 of the podcast, and she suggests that you can do that by asking questions such as:
- Who is God in this story?
- What can we learn from the women's responses to their situation?
- What are their life-stories after they get married?