‘Why Doesn’t God Make My Life Easy?’ Dr. Alex McFarland Helps Parents Answer Kids’ Tough Questions About Christianity

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Adults have many questions about God, Christianity and their faith in general. So it’s only to be expected that kids will have some tough questions that don’t always have easy answers, questions like “Why Doesn’t God Make My Life Easy?” 

Dr. Alex McFarland (, religion and culture expert, author and founder of the Truth for a New Generation apologetics conferences, who interacts yearly with about 20,000 young people, addresses these questions in his powerful book, “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask About Christianity & How to Answer Them Confidently.”

The book has been a go-to choice for faith families, and in fact, has been so popular that last year, Focus on the Family released a newly branded edition. And now, the American Family Association (AFA) is introducing a new DVD curriculum series for “21 Questions” that families, small groups, Bible studies and parenting groups can delve into together.

For 21 weeks, McFarland will be a guest on American Family Radio’s (AFR) “Today’s Issues” program each Wednesday to address a different question from the list of 21 weekly. This week, McFarland discusses the question: “Why Doesn’t God Make My Life Easy?” 

“Children may not yet have advanced educational degrees, but they ask some of the most insightful and profound questions,” McFarland said. “And these questions are often some of the most difficult to answer and the most frightening for parents to hear. When parents are faced with sincere questions from their children—questions that may impact their eternal destiny—‘because I said so’ simply does not suffice as a response. The reality, though, is that there are answers to these questions, and we can be empowered to speak truth into our children’s lives by learning how to respond in truth and with confidence.”

Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 104,

Rev. Alex McFarland is heard daily on the American Family Radio network and weekly on The Alex McFarland Show (podcast and YouTube channels). He directs Biblical Worldview for Charis Bible College, located in Colorado. Alex speaks frequently throughout the U.S. For more information go to

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