Why is parenting so different today? Why do the parenting techniques our parents used not work today? Why do kids want to live at home until into their 30's? Why is technology so addicting? As parents we have a lot of why's. The every changing landscape of the American culture is radically changing our children. The hard question for you and me as parents is not just can we keep up with the change, but can we speak Biblical Truth into our kids' lives in the midst of all the change?
Bestselling author Andy Andrews says, "People not only have to change their actions and decisions - they have to change their thinking. Our choices and our decisions are evidence of our decisions, a product of our thinking." Andrews goes on to say, "From there, your decisions lead to an action, even if that action is to do nothing, and those actions lead to results. Those results form a giant ring that spill into and shape your culture. We've got to get people thinking about thinking, because it is not just what you think about, but what you don't think about, that's significant."
Romans 12:2 says, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- His good, pleasing and perfect will." As parents we need to raise our children according to God's will, and not allow the culture to shape their minds and actions. Each week, talking about relevant issues or specific topics, I look forward to sharing with you in this blog, about how we can be Biblical parents raising our kids in a non-biblical world.
Soli Deo Gloria