Why This is Important?

May 8, 2009

Wouldn’t it be nice if we really could have great, muscular bodies working out only 10 minutes a day, eat what we want without getting fat, or learn a foreign language in the comfort of our home while we sleep?

Anything worthwhile actually costs something. We don’t get something for nothing, ever. Except the Grace of God.

So when it comes to raising kids who make wise choices and develop character we have to understand that it will take work.  And it will take work by us. No one else is responsible for raising our own children.

Chapter 1 in Rebecca Hagelin’s book 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family is titled Commit to the Daily Battle. Do you think it’s a daily battle? Consider this thought from Rebbeca:  “Let’s be clear: Adults create and operate the hard-core pron sites; adults own the record companies that produce sexist, racist, and violent music; adults are the ones spamming your child’s e-mail account with  porn; adults are the ones designing and selling thongs to ten-year-olds; adults are the ones who allow the popular sites that kids visit, like MySpace and YouTube to be filled with obscene material; and adults are spending billions of dollars on over-sexualized marketing campaigns aimed at your kids.

As I’ve said before, the problem isn’t with ‘these kids today,’ the problem is with adults today.” (Page 13)

There are very few people looking out for the best interest of your children, and God has only give 2 people the responsibility of being a mom or a dad.  And outside of loving each other, the biggest responsibility parents have is to protect their children from Evil’s influence.

Being a parent is a full time job.  Fight for your kids like their lives depend on it, because they do.  Stand for right and against wrong.  Speak truth into your kids lives.  Never let them forget that you love them, and remind them that there are many people out there that don’t.

There are some things we do every day out of habit.  Make standing up for your children one of your daily habits.  As Churchill put it: ” Never give up.  Never give up. Never, never, never never give up.”

The quotation comes from 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family, by Rebcca Hagelin, Published by Regenery Publishing, Inc.

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