Today's society is so desensitized by the things of the world around us. Things that according to God's word are wrong, sinful and an abomination. Adultery, pornography, lustfullness, pre-marital sex, etc. The list could go on and on and on of things that the world today says it is OK to do, it is unbelievable. It is OK for teenager to have pre-marital sex because they are going to do it anyway, so lets hand out condoms in schools. Where does society come up with such ignorant reasoning like that! 5.1 million teens say they binge drink (downing 5 or more drinks in a setting). 39% of sexually active students grades 9th-12th who report ever using alcohol have had sex with four or more partners. These are only two statistics that I have found that are frightening of multiple pages of stats on teenagers. First off, of those teenagers that reported, why are 39% of them sexually active, let alone, drinking alcohol. These are things that our teenagers face in their lives today, whether you as a parent choose to believe it or not. Teens today face some pretty scary things out in the world. Things that you as parents when you were teens did not even think about or knew existed.
People, you need to get active in the lives or your kids. It is your job as a parent to teach them the word of God. What Christ says is wrong and right about these challenges they face everyday. Drill into them the scriptures, "Thy word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against thee." The word of God is the truth and on that truth we as Christians stand. It is the pastors job to equip you with the knowlege and the truth of God's word. It is your job to teach it to your kids and help them learn what God says in scripture about these challenges. Our teenagers are so influenced by their peers and media they don't hardly think on their own. Teach them the word of God not only will they think on their own, they will think on a whole different level, one that you can be proud. Ephesians 6:4 "Fathers provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." That is not a question that is commandment from God to raise your children in the way the Lord. Make your household a Godly household and make Christ active in the lives of your children.
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