With all the craziness in today’s culture, there is only one thing you can do.
Practice wise discipline.
It is no secret that I have high expectations for our kids. But at the same time, we have to realize the world that they live in. A world that expects little more from them than youthful folly. Especially for Christian parents, it is easy to freak out when one of our kids is caught viewing or engaging in something that we would have been shamed and absolutely crucified for.
I am not saying that appropriate consequences aren’t in order. All I’m saying is that our overly emotional reactions to our kids’ moral faux pas are more likely to exacerbate the situation than if we calmly exercised the appropriate discipline and even empathized with our children’s plight to navigate a culture determined to pollute their hearts and minds.
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