Friday, May 3, 2013

True Love

I will demonstrate to my children how to love God with all their hearts, minds and strength, and will train them to respect authority and live responsibly.

I don't care much for politics. I turn the news off after I find out what the weather is going to be for the next day. I chalk any bad news to just the messed up world that we live in..until the other day, I saw a headline on a news page on facebook.

"The FDA has now approved the plan B pill to be given to 15 year olds without a prescription."

It was like a slap in the face. Like I said, I don't care for politics or the news or any of that..give me Leave it to Beaver any day over the news but this was more than just politics. More than just the messed up world we live in.

I left a messege on this headline about training our children in the ways of the Lord, saving themselves, teaching them to value themselves over their worldly urges...You would have thought I had killed someone by some of the remarks I got.

If you are a parent then you are responsible for training your child. You are accountable to God for teaching your children His ways. That means teaching them instead of giving into their sinful whims to choose God instead...choose HIS ways instead. Yes, I fully believe children need to learn there are consequences to their actions but not like's step up! Step up for your daughters, teach them a better way. You may say, but I didn't wait until I got married so how can I teach her to do that? Sometimes God lets us go through things so we can teach the next generation what not to do, teach your daughter how it made you feel, teach your daughter that God's way is so much better. Teach her to value herself!

Teach her just because the world says this is acceptable that in God's eyes it is NOT acceptable and His grace is so much more.

"You and I are the mechanisms God has put in place to keep today's corrupting  systems of thought from taking root and then taking effect in the hearts of our children. You are in position to intervene. YOU, sister, have been placed specifically in your children's lives to make them rebel against a culture that's telling them to rebel against you."

We are their parents, not their friends. This is true love.

1 comment:

  1. Mandy, I so agree. We must train our children and pray over them. We must be involved in their lives. But when they mess up, we must let them know that we are here for them and keep lines of communication open. We must be available and help guide them back to God in a gentle way.


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