Parents, We’re in This Together
Thou shalt keep therefore His statutes, and His commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, forever. Deuteronomy 4:40
We’re constantly told that the truths, warnings and commandments revealed in the Bible are old-fashioned and outmoded—that they no longer apply. The result? Our young people are being sucked into the sewers of sin; our homes are coming apart at the seams; we’re seeing the slaughter of millions of precious unborn babies, and our nation is in chaos.
May God give us wisdom to help our young people. With this culture surrounding them, they’re standing in tall, dry grass with a box of matches. We’re pushing young people into situations they’re not emotionally and mentally capable of handling.
And whatever happened to letting children be children? May God have mercy on us who stand by while boys and girls date at the age of ten, go steady by thirteen, get married by seventeen, and divorced before they’re old enough to vote. We must return to the eternal truth of the Word of God.
As parents we should be consistently pointing our children to what the Word of God says, not what culture around them says. As Dr. James Dobson has written, “Parenting isn’t for Cowards.”
Are you a parent? I challenge you today to get back to the Word of God. Stand up to the pressures of society. Corral your teens into your home with love. Form a prayer group of parents and teens. Do whatever it takes to rescue your children before it’s too late.
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