New is always best, right? New technology has opened doors to communication like we never thought possible. New research has brought about major advances in the medical field. Wouldn’t it suffice to say, then, that new parenting techniques also surpass the old?
What if new isn’t always better? If you think about it, these new research findings and advances in technology wouldn’t be possible without the foundation of previous knowledge. Likewise, shouldn’t modern parenting techniques look to the past for wisdom and guidance?
Older Parenting Styles May Not Be Irrelevant
I can’t emphasize enough how many of today’s Christian parents need to rethink their parenting paradigm, if they want to experience the abundant life in their homes. We’ve strayed far from a biblical worldview, and we’re paying for it. Many of us have accepted today’s politically-correct approaches to parenting.
So much so, that it has become an appalling and pitiful spectacle to watch for the parents and grandparents of past generations. Though older folks may rarely say much when Johnny sasses his mother with impunity, or when Susie freely leaves the house dressed like a harlot, I can assure you their silence isn’t indicative of their approval.
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