Back to school is coming up fast! Are your children prepared for what lies ahead?
I don’t mean prepared intellectually or emotionally. The preparedness that I’m talking about is are they prepared to defend what they believe?
In school, like it or not, our children are exposed to a whole bunch of differencing of values, opinions, and sometimes morals. What the world finds tolerable often doesn’t measure up to God’s standards for Christian living. In fact, for the most part, they are in direct opposition to the lifestyle that God has selected for His children.
So how do we, as parents, teach our children to maintain their faith- firmly- in a world that will provide them with plausible reasons to abandon it? Moreover, the pressure to conform is incredible for these young children. How can we ensure that they will not be tempted- especially when temptation is all around them?
How can some of them survive the mockery that comes as they get older and they don’t want to follow the world’s standards? What do you do when they feel ostracized because they want to have sex when they’re married, and they are being mocked for being pure.
Or what about if they choose not to drink and are made to feel like a “downer” at a party? What do you tell them when they want to fit in, but feel like they don’t. What then?
Being a parent is tough, but losing your child to the destruction of the world is even tougher. Kathy McBroom discusses how to teach your children to uphold their Christian values in school, and how it is okay to stand up for what you believe is morally correct. She helps parents teach their kids how to deal with the pressures of conformity, temptation, and how to overcome persecution that can come with living a lifestyle that the world doesn’t understand.
These helpful tips and more in our next issue of Faith Filled Family Magazine coming out on August 27, 2019!