One of the more challenging aspects of parenting is finding tactful, simple, and edifying ways to discuss difficult subjects with my children. When they observe evil, sin, and darkness around them, I must help them process what they are seeing in a healthy way that points them to truth.
When my son Hudson was three, he found out about orphans. His beloved nanny, Annie, had recently taken a trip to Haiti, and when she returned she showed him photos of all the children that did not have a Mommy and Daddy to take care of them. He was horrified at the thought.