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Should Your Family Celebrate Halloween?

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Guest post from Axis the Culture Translator Vol. 4, Issue 42 | October 19, 2018

Should Your Family Celebrate Halloween?

 Over on Netflix, shows like Veronica, Creeped Out, and The Haunting of Hill House have teens and adults losing sleep from sheer viewing terror.

Which should beg the questions: What’s with our culture’s obsession with death and darkness? Why are so many neighborhoods just as festively decorated for Halloween as they are for Christmas (Americans spent $9.1 billion on Halloween last year)? Why do we wait in line at haunted houses and pay for someone to scare us? It is a bit weird.

Making sense of your family’s response to and involvement in celebrating Halloween is complicated. As Christians, we are commanded to think on things that are good, beautiful, and true. How should we reconcile those precepts with our penchant for the macabre?  

Axis is here help! Find out how you can their Parenting Resources-Equipping you to navigate conversations with your kids around today’s issues.


How about an alternative to celebrating Halloween? An All Hollows Eve party! Intoxicated on Life has some great suggestions for an alternative way to celebrate.

When dealing with anything in human culture, Christians have three primary choices: receivereject, or redeem. Read more about this topic here

October 31st: Reformation Day and Homeschooling

 Enjoying the journey,


  Michelle Osborn is the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as counseling and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife of 32years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children and five adorable grandchildren. Three of her children are now entrepreneurs, running their own businesses and doing quite well. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through one on one, social media and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschooling their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams

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