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Let’s Talk Halloween

It is obvious that Halloween is just around the corner — in every store, the huge spiders and ghouls that used to haunt the aisles and scare small children are now being replaced by… Christmas trees.

All the hopes of sticking to a no sugar diet are going out the window as we anticipate raiding our kid’s Halloween candy stash, and we may feel stuck in the endless conversations about what to be for Halloween. Somewhere in between spending a little too much on candy, and worrying about the creepy side of Halloween, we might start asking ourselves — should we really be doing this?

Well, you are not alone. Below are a few resources and thoughts about all things Halloween for you and your teenagers.

If you are wondering about the origins of Halloween and whether or not your family should participate, read here,

If you are busy and need just a one-minute explanation about how we can approach all the dark, evil, and creepy things associated with Halloween — check out this video.

If you are sick of having the argument about appropriate Halloween costumes and need some backup and fun suggestions for your teens, we got you covered here and here.

Want to make sure your teens don’t dabble in the occult or play with Ouija boards just for fun this Halloween? Share this and this with them.

If you still have not gotten enough, these awesome Catholic people also have a thing or two to say about all things Halloween-y.

Word on Fire has some great content here.

Fr. Mike Schmitz talks about ghosts here.

I hope that you and your family have a safe, memorable, and very Catholic Halloween.

About the Author

Amanda Grubbs

Amanda Grubbs is a graduate from Franciscan University with a degree in Theology and Catechetics with a concentration in Youth Ministry. She serves as the Edge Support Coordinator for Life Teen, and is actively involved at her local parish. She is a Colorado native, happily married, and loves all things fall (which is unfortunate when living in the middle of the desert). You can email her at [email protected] or follower her on Twitter @LT_AmandaG.