Postmodernism has taught our kids to define truth with their own terms. This can make it difficult to see eye-to-eye with them on a daily basis. After all, your truth is not “their truth.”
We know that truth is objective, not subjective, as so many believe today. How can we teach this to our kids and bridge the communication gap?
Finding Objective Truth in a Subjective World
So many problems that we have with our kids involve the redefinition of terms. It’s why so many kids believe what they do about a lot of things, such as LGBT issues, immigration, children’s rights, the free market system, and democracy itself. Common, even Godly terms, like truth, freedom, love, sex, grace, and right and wrong, have all been redefined, making clear communication a struggle.
To give our kids a dose of reality, ask them the question Abe Lincoln once asked to get people to think. How many legs does a donkey have if you count the tail as a leg? The answer? Four. The tail is not a leg. Truth is objective, and kids need to understand the importance of it.
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