Learning to Cherish their Youth
Have you seen how children are being treated in the U.S. culture. I see images that make my heart shudder when children are dressing immodestly or acting in a grown up way or worse in ways that are purely sinful. While parents set watching, applauding, their lascivious movements, their haughty attitudes and their overtly aggressive behaviors. All the while and without knowledge these children are acting in ways that should be considered shameful.
Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
Why? Why are they acting in this manner? The only reasonable explanation is that they have been taught such behavior by their parents. Even if they have learned it elsewhere, such as school, friends or homes of friends, then the parents have failed to protect, to educate and to properly train up their little blessings. The responsibility lies solely with the parents. Be sure to click the SEE MORE>> link to read the entire article. It’s a good one.
Psalm 127: 3,4 (ESV)
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the childrenof one’s youth.”
Today we are sharing with you an article written by one of our directory bloggers. Joe and Lori Waugh. On their blog, Parents After God’s Own Heart, they are encouraging parents in their roles. Reminding them of God’s desire for the training up of children and renewing in them a desire to do so in love, joy and blessings.
Let Children Be ChildrenFrom Parents After God’s Own Heart by Joe and Lori Waugh Originally published, October 7, 2013
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Joe and Lori began the “Parents After God’s Own Heart” parenting blog and Facebook page in May of 2013. It is their goal to be an encouragement to other parents, who are also striving to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
~~ Article written by team member Renee Brown