Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What to do?

It's a difficult thing to walk the line between sheltering your student so much they rebel and allowing them to be exposed to so much they become desensitized to sin.  Where is that line for parents?  I'm not sure I can answer that.  What I can say is that what we allow our students to watch, listen to, and surf through has a direct impact on their relationship w/ Christ!


This article (click the link) is on one of TV's most popular teen shows right now.  It's referenced everywhere and you can buy or download music from the show.  There are Glee viewing parties all over the country.  So what to do?  Do we as parents, who are followers, allow our students to watch and use it as a launch pad into relevant discussions on our culture and scripture?  Or, do we make a stand and teach our students to discern what they spend their precious time on?

I honestly believe that both answers are right.  Life is messy and so are most of the answers in life.  I would encourage all you parents (no matter what you decide to do) to show your student/s how the words of Christ are relevant to this time and to this issue.  We can use Scripture to show how we as followers react to others who live or believe differently. 

I would also highly encourage you to actually read through Scripture together and individually.  If your student doesn't know where to start, start by downloading 31 Days With Jesus.  Here's the link:


Making sure that our students are anchored in the word of God is THE most important thing we can do as parents and will help in answering some of life's toughest questions.


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