Today children often learn more about life from the internet, their peers and the world than thefrom their immediate family.  We’ve strayed as a nation from the truths of the Bible and our desires to create the “perfect world” for our children has gone off track.

Kids still look to their parents as role models, believe it or not.  With that being said, what kind of legacy are we leaving behind?  Some families consist of one parent, blended families, same sex parents, mixed messages, confusion, no rules and often no discipline.  Some have the typical two parent family, but still they don’t have a common goal for their children.

Most folks will tell you they didn’t have a perfect childhood.  Family secrets may include abuse, verbal, emotional or physical.  Extra-marital affairs can destroy more than relationships between husband and wife. Many come under attack by the need to prosper or the hope to simply survive.  Parents may suffer emotional scars from their own past, which are carried on from generation to generation.

So how do we fix this? Since we live in an imperfect world,  there is really only one answer.  We must return to God for guidance.  The Bible is our handbook for life and is filled with many passages regarding parenting, but unless we put it into practice, it’s just another book collecting dust on the shelf. Here’s one verse for starters:?

Ephesians 6:4 – And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Remember also, that parents imperfect.  The only real role model for your children is Jesus, Christ.  He gave up His heavenly throne to take our place in death.  Because of His love, we are forgiven.




About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. davidkitz says:

    Lord, teach me how to teach my children well.

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  2. In today’s world there is something to be said about home-schooling in a Christian home, isn’t there? It’s so sad that the older I become, the less respect children seem to have for life itself. Life is truly a gift from God, “Be glad and rejoice in it!” Blessings,

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      So true, Ellie. I agree that homeschooling can be great as long as there’s social things to accompany it. Many of my drama students are homeschooled.

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  3. Tanya Cliff says:

    “The Bible is our handbook for life and is filled with many passages regarding parenting, but unless we put it into practice, it’s just another book collecting dust on the shelf.”



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