More often than not we cannot protect people from the storms of life that come to us all, and more often than not they do not need our protection from them. History tells us that most people come through the storms of life stronger and wiser than they were prior to going through them, but we do need to support them through the storms.
However, what people need is protection from the judgement and condemnation that comes from the forked-tounge of the "holier than thou" self-righteous people's misunderstanding of what is right, and the scare-tactics used by them to try and get people to believe the way they themselves believe.
That protection is found in God's great grace, mercy and love found through Jesus' redeeming-redemptive-redemption and the completeness of His finished work on the cross.
Jesus died on the cross, NOT to condemn people to hell as the judging condemners do. He died to redeem us through the mercy and grace of God because of His great love for us so we could enter into a relationship with Him.
Scripture tells us in Romans 2:1, "Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whosoever you are who judge, for whatever you judge another you condemn yourself: you who judge practice the same things." Verse 4 reads; "Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that it is the GOODNESS of God leads you to repentance.