Have you ever been criticized for raising your children in the church or teaching your children to study the Bible at a young age? Or, instead, have you been encouraged to let your children decide for themselves what they believe?
Well, no matter what parents do, there will still be parental and outside influences affecting our kids. When we train our children with a Christian perspective, we are simply pointing them in the direction of truth and righteousness.
What Influencers Might Actually Train Our Children
The modern world can sometimes be quite antagonistic to Christian ideas. This definitely applies to how Christian parents raise their children. It is common for people to accuse godly parents of inundating and training our children with unsafe principles and convictions. They might even say we brainwash or indoctrinate our kids. Let’s just stop here and consider these arguments…
Children are always going to be influenced and taught by some source, somewhere. Where do people who criticize Christian parents gain their knowledge and wisdom on parenting? Talk show hosts like Dr. Phil? Celebrities like Madonna or Brad and Angelina? Aren’t the children of these parents getting a similar “brainwashing” by popular cultural trends?
If we are going to entertain the idea to train our children is to “brainwash” them, then let’s wash our children’s brains and sinful thoughts clean through the redeeming blood of Christーwho renews the minds of those who will seek Him.
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