What Are We Teaching?

Posted: May 3, 2007 by April Watkins in Child Safety, Issues, Religion
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As Spring blooms each year, we see a rebirth of nature.  New growth takes over where the old is no longer viable.  In nature, the new growth is usually stronger; a generation of smarter genes than before.   However, in mankind, this concept seems to fall short.  Our newer generations are not necessarily better adapted to face the future.  Moreover, we are rapidly regressing in many critical areas; such as religious and belief systems, the sacredness of the family unit, moral codes and ethical standards.  


If you think that these things are not critical to humankind, just ask anyone who is at the end of their life, what is most important to them.  You will not hear about the material things they amassed or the fame they have achieved.  You will most likely hear words such as “family,” “friends,” or “faith.”    We are not learning critical lessons, maintaining important information and passing it along to our offspring.  Instead, we hope for the osmosis effect and assume that our children will absorb our knowledge, our morals, our beliefs, etc.  We are too busy, too tired, or too troubled ourselves to make the effort to teach our children these truly important things that will sustain them throughout their lives.   Take a look at what our complacency has allowed.  Our pop culture has gone completely mad.  From “Girls Gone Wild” videos to the “rap-and-gangsta” culture to school shootings and mass murder, what can our children learn from our tolerance?  At what point does being politically correct and tolerant become detrimental to our society?   I think that point has come.  History buffs would agree.  We should take a look at the lessons of the past and recognize ourselves…we are the modern-day version of Rome.     




So why should this matter to you?  Because our future lies in the strength of our children – in their character – in their integrity.  If we continue to raise generations with no true North, no moral compass, what will we have produced?  Will we guarantee the continuum of America by ignoring our problems and tolerating indecency for the sake of being politically correct?  How will our children weather life’s storms if they have no basis of faith, no knowledge of right from wrong?   

Proverbs 22:6 tells us “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  And that is…Why It Matters.   


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