Exploring different responses to Halloween

19 July 2022

There are lots of different ways to think about Halloween. This post shares some different approaches to help you explore how we might choose to approach Halloween.

When it comes to Halloween there are so many ways we can respond, from shutting the curtains and pretending we’re not home, to opening wide our front doors and taking our kids out into our neighbourhoods.

  1. Find out about it yourself.
  2. Consider what is healthy for your child.
  3. Be confident in a community of faith.

When figuring out what our own family values are and how we’re going to respond it can be helpful to have lots of different approaches to look at. So, for those of you who are still not sure what your approach is going to be, we’ve gathered together a selection of resources and posts to help get you thinking.

Not sure what you think about Halloween as a whole?

There are a lot of views out there about what is important to think about when deciding how your family wants to address Halloween.

Not sure what you think about Trick or Treaters?

  • Many of us live in communities that have trick or treaters wandering around and knocking on our doors. Helen Goldenberg, of Children Can, changed her mind about Halloween when God asked her the question, ‘these people are coming to your door, wanting something from you, why don’t you give them me?’: Halloween: The best evangelism opportunity of the year!
  • If you want to start a discussion with older children or teens, this video from Glen Scrivener would be interesting to watch together and see what questions it sparks.

Some people feel like they don’t want to engage at all. We know families who are creating their own alternative traditions in their homes. We also know families who are choosing not to do anything. For some people, they feel it offers a great opportunity. If you’d like to respond to trick or treaters and want to explore some ideas about how to do that you might this post helpful: Ideas for responding to trick or treaters

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