As a high school or college student, do you wish your classmates could hear more of the story—like the truth about God’s deep love for us and what the Bible really says about His redemptive design for marriage and sexuality? Wouldn’t it be nice if a deeper and freer conversation could happen when controversial sexual topics are brought up in your school?

The good news is, it can—and that’s where Day of Dialogue® comes in.

In contrast to the whole idea of silence, this is a day that encourages open dialogue.

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Focus on the Family firmly believes that the truth will rise to the surface when honest conversations are allowed to happen. And that’s why we’re so excited that we’ve become the sponsor for this event.

The Day of Dialogue gives you, as a student, the opportunity to express the true model presented by Jesus Christ in the Bible—who didn’t back away from speaking truth, but neither held back in pouring out His incredible, compassionate love for hurting and vulnerable people. His example calls us to stand up for those being harmed or bullied while offering the light of what God’s Word says.

And the event gives you a chance to express this balanced perspective in a loving and peaceful way. Day of Dialogue happens every year in mid April—so make plans to participate in your school or college during 2014. Meanwhile, join us on our Facebook page to receive updates on when next year’s event date will be, as well as to check out students’ feedback and interact with Day of Dialogue fans.  Even if you missed this year’s event, you can still keep the conversation going at your school and in your neighborhood with the D.O.D. Weekly Challenges and teen-friendly articles and accompanying conversation-starter questions. Get the Dialogue started!

Check out this year’s contest, giving students a chance to win Day of Dialogue wristbands they can share with friends! Then review some of our favorite songs and scriptures. Share them with your friends via text, Twitter or Facebook—and start a dialogue about what the scripture or song means to you personally! You’ll also want to watch the student-created videos featured below.

Weekly Challenges

Student Blog: Speak Up, Stand Up & Stand Out

Student Blog: The Tightrope of People Pleasing

2012 Blog-Writing Contest Winners!

Favorite Songs

Favorite Scriptures