My son who is 8 years old was scared and said he was afraid become he felt the devil inside him and that the devil is inside everyone. I was very concerned about his fear and I wanted to make him feel safe. So I told him that the devil cannot live inside us because, first he was baptized, and second we are created by God. I told him that people can listen to what the devil wants them to do but he does not live inside people. I told him that this should make him feel better whenever he gets feelings like these, to make the sign of the cross, to say the St. Michael prayer. we did that about 10 times and he said he felt better.
I was talking to my husband about it and he said I lied to him and that I need to correct this and tell him that the devil can live inside or be inside of us because of possession. I thought this was too much for an 8 year old to handle but my husband thinks that I lying and not telling the truth. What should I do? Did I lie or just tell the truth to a certain spot? I think this would create more fear and I want him to be strong in faith before creating fear? My husband said that later on when he is older and learns or hears about possession that I encouraged and he will see me lying to him.
I need some suggestions because we had a huge arguement about this and I think for an 8 year old who was already afraid, this shouldn’t be discussed yet? I think if we do tell him about possession then that opens a lot of things that even I don’t understand yet.