Our friend, counselor Julie Lowe, has written a brand new book for parents that addresses many of the safety issues our kids and families face in today’s world. The book is called Safe Guards: Shielding our Homes and Equipping Our Kids. The book offers up a very realistic picture of the dangers our kids face in today’s world, along with biblically faithful responses we can enlist. Julie shares three guiding principles that are helpful for us all. First, we live in a broken and fallen world. There is danger and evil, sickness and disease, corruption, deception, and temptation. We cannot live in this world without seeing the effects of it on our lives and the lives of our children. Second, we teach our children to navigate this world by giving them the ability to discern good from evil and right from wrong. Keeping our children safe means that we teach them God’s ways. And finally, we must understand that our safety ultimately rests in the hands of our God. God is our very present help in trouble.