Tuesday, May 08, 2007

MOM AND DAD, DO NOT GIVE UP!!!


The Zogby Poll done for the National Abstinence Education Association reports that 9 out of 10 parents believe that abstinence is best for their child's health and future! A stunning report given the fact that there are certainly not 9 out of 10 children practicing what it is that their parents believe. The question becomes why? Why is it that parents can hold such a view in overwhelming numbers yet the behavior of their children can be so diametrically opposed? The reality is that a report like this evidences a major disconnect between parents and their children.

The problem for too many parents is that they have given up. They have waved the white flag under the pressure of television, computer and other media forms that are bombarding their children. The phrase of surrender is, "their teens", or some variation of it. When decoded this phrase means that there has been an admission of defeat and a giving up of trying to change behavior. What is needed are parents that will fight to the end. Who will not thrown in the towel or raise the white flag of surrender.

Your children are dying for you to stay in the fight. Do not give up on God or them. You who are the 9 out of 10 who believe abstinence is the best for your children, are right! You are on the side of truth, which is the side of almighty God. So do all you can to impress your and Gods truth, of purity, into and onto your children. Do not be swayed by a roll of the eyes, a disrespectful tone, or blatant disobedience. Bring consequences to bare on all of those and more. Do not be deterred by the naysayers who from the guilt of their own lack of parenting will seek to brand you as a fanatic or too strict. Do all you can, mom and dad, to maintain the sexual purity of your children. It could be a matter of life and death. God will be honored and your kids will one day thank you!

blog you later,
pastor tom
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