I recently shared my outlook on the upcoming presidential election, our national discord, the possibility of a drawn-out election process with even more division afterwards, and the responsibility of Christians to point others to Christ in the midst of it all. (If you missed it, check out Part 1 and Part 2.)
This is particularly crucial when the division hits close to home.
We talk about “ramping up to the election,” but because of early voting the election is well underway. (As I write this, we’ve already logged nearly one-third of the number of total votes cast in 2016!) And the conflict is inescapable. We can turn off the blistering TV ads, and log off of flaming social media—but what happens when the rhetoric is hot within our own home, family, close colleagues, or circle of friends?
How can we handle political differences in a way that protects our closest relationships?