Your daughter may befriend, listen, and learn from others who are different from her, yet still find it challenging to understand their unique experiences. It’s important to teach your girl that even when she can’t relate, she can seek to empathize.
Galatians tells us to “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
One way to help nurture her capacity for empathy is to pray for compassion together as a family. Compassion is the key that unlocks the door of our hearts and helps us imagine what it would be like to walk in the shoes of another person. Pray that God would lead each of you as you strive to understand others more deeply and connect in unity.
Listen to the Raising Godly Girls Minute with Patti Garibay: