Safeguard Your Kids from Bullies with Julie Lowe

In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our guest is Julie Lowe. She and Rush Witt discuss an important topic that is on the minds of parents, teachers, pastors, and anyone who cares about the souls of kids—bullying. From her experience of counseling children, Julie shares practical, biblical wisdom for recognizing bullying, navigating the influences of social media in our digital world, and how we can bring the gospel to bear on this important issue.


1:34 – How might we define bullying?

4:20 – What was your introduction to biblical counseling?

7:54 – What key lessons did you learn in the early days of counseling?

9:32 – How does the Bible speak to the problem of bullying?

14:36 – Bullying and social media

20:22 – What about the influence of social media on parents and adults?

26:52 – How to recognize when your child is bullied

30:14 – Advice for helping kids learn to handle bullying

32:50 – What should families and churches do to intervene in bullying?

38:42 – How do you encourage Christians to see the gospel as central to bullying?

40:28 – Farewell

About Julie Lowe:

Julie Lowe, MA, is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of counseling experience. Julie is also a registered play therapist and the author of Child Proof, Building Bridges, and Safeguards, as well as the minibooks Teens and SuicideHelping Your Anxious Child and Helping Your Child with a Bully. Julie and her husband, Greg, have five children and serve as foster and adoptive parents.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Seasons of Sorrow 1
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Blog Posts written bY Julie Lowe.
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Straight to the Heart

Welcome to “Straight to the Heart,” a podcast from New Growth Press hosted by Rush Witt. Each episode includes thought-provoking conversations with leading Christian writers and thinkers. We hear who they are, what they believe, how they approach their work and ministry, and the moments and people who have changed their lives. In “Straight to the Heart,” we go beyond the books to connect with the remarkable people behind them.

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