We are raising kids in a culture where:
- “life is short, have an affair.”
- 25% of all pregnancies end in abortion.
- thinking something is wrong makes you a hater.
- Confusion reigns.
- wrong is right and right is wrong!
We are raising our children in a messed up tangle of a world bathed in the hazy smoke of grey where black and white have been utterly obliterated. Tweet this!
Are you overwhelmed yet? I certainly am! When I look around at our country, our culture and society, our churches, our leaders, our policies and politics… I can hardly bear it. I feel like I am trudging through the mud with 5 kids on my back trying to get them through unsullied along the way… is it possible?
Finding your way in a world that is grey.
If you are looking for someone who has all the answers, it is not me! My kids are still young, I am still muddling my way through the mire of life hoping and praying that I am doing the right thing. I ask God every day to be greater than my shortcomings, to fill in the many gaps I am sure are left, to make my kids strong enough for the world we live in! It is hard to teach your children hard-fast truths and black and white morals in a world that is open to everything and closed to anyone who isn’t. Our culture was so determined to end intolerance that they now intolerant of anyone who doesn’t believe as they do.
If you are not open to everything and celebrating it you are intolerant. If you speak your opinion you’re a hater. Tweet this!
I look around me and my heart is sick. I think of Sodom and Gomorrah and I wonder when our time is coming. I think of raising my children in this broken world and I worry for their future. I worry for THEM raising THEIR children in a world that is even more messed up and broken than it is now. When does the downward spiral stop? At what point did we lose all sense of right and wrong? How can people listen to the advertisements for Ashley Madison, “it allows you to stay within your marriage and be that great partner…” and buy it? How can we consider cutting apart a baby, that can FEEL EVERYTHING while it is still alive and removing it piece by piece?!?! If we did that to an animal we would be in jail! HOW HOW HOW can we not see the atrocity of what we are doing? How can we take all power away from a powerless infant and GIVE all power to a 5 year old who doesn’t know their own mind? How can we ask our children to explore their sexuality when they don’t even understand it yet? Where do we draw the line my friends?
They lost the ability to blush…
“Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush.” -Jeremiah 6:15
We have no shame. Nothing shocks us anymore. We have been desensitized by our books, magazines and what we see on TV. Even as a believer, what I hear and see in the news is just par for the course. This is perhaps the scariest thing of all. This is why people can see videos of babies screaming while they are cut up and defend abortion. This is why people can convince themselves that “life is short, have an affair.” This is why teachers can ask a 5 year old to find where they fit on the gender spectrum and explore that and if you try to speak up, you are intolerant.
Nothing is new under the sun and everything is acceptable… except your opinion that is. Tweet this!
Here’s the utter hypocrisy of our society… they preach tolerance and acceptance and openness, and yet they will tar and feather you for your opinion. If you dare to state you personally don’t agree with something, you are everything that is wrong with the world! You are intolerant, a hater!
Raising kids for the future, there is hope!
I want to give my children a strong foundation in who they are and who they were made to be. I want to teach them that there IS a line and to be bold and courageous in their faith. I want them to be of the world but not in the world. To have compassion and empathy and understanding and most of all, LOVE but not lose their values and morals along the way. I homeschool my 5 children not to hide them from the world, but to give them the time to establish who they are. To pray over them, to teach them God’s word, that there IS good and evil, wrong and right and how to discern it!
But my hope lies not in what I can teach them, not in what curriculum I use or how many lessons I fit in. My hope lies in a God who is bigger than my failings and the failings of this world. Prayer, prayer and more prayer. There is power in prayer my friends! I’ll leave you with this song that speaks my heart on this matter so much more than mere words could possibly express.