It is undoubtedly onerous to be the Christian dad or mum of a teen in in the present day's society. The battle to lift them to grow to be a responsible grownup is so tough; in fact, about the only factor tougher is to really be a young person.
There's a very actual battle going on today to get right into a youth's mind and impact their thoughts and attitudes. Clothes, music, television and movies are just the beginning, many more battlefields are ahead.
Absolutely the worst are found in the movies. Many of the films that are being produced presently, are "R" rated, for restricted. Movies with some attainable value are peppered with profanity and sexually express themes in an try to raise its rating up to ?R?. Teenagers can simply see these movies by way of cable or satellite tv, or on DVD's. Older teens have no problem to see them in theaters in the first place.
Pay explicit attention to movies with PG-thirteen scores which are geared at teen viewers. Many are stuffed with ghosts, demonic beings, witchcraft and different demonic themes designed to entice teens with the thrill of being scared. Unknown to them, these terrifying scenes play again in their minds for a very long time after the movie has concluded.
The Harry Potter line alone has produced an trade of books, games, movies, clothing and other gadgets. Had been your kids allowed to read the Harry Potter books? Some mother and father permitted this on the idea that their kids were no less than reading a e-book; might they be severe? Are you aware of what the Bible has to say on the topic of witchcraft? Effectively, in accordance with Exodus 22:18 NIV, which states "Do not permit a sorceress to reside," witchcraft is a serious matter.
T.V. is simply as bad. Informal intercourse is rampant, even in food commercials right this moment. The occult is seen as a source of energy and frivolity. Currently, Mediums and Ghost Whisperers are portrayed in real life and on shows as persons are claiming to converse with the lifeless. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 states : "Let no one be discovered among you who sacrifices his son or daughter within the hearth, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who's a medium or spiritist or who consults the lifeless." What should good guardians say in reaction to the verse that says "Anybody who does these items is detestable to the LORD"?
Pray hard, discuss along with your kids about what they are watching and focus on the good and unhealthy factors. Parents can put blocks on their own televisions to disallow certain ratings from being proven.
Encourage your teen to attend youth groups, in order that they've peers who perceive the rules positioned upon them, and to make peer strain work in your objective.
Sexuality specific, violent, drug infested, and suicidal themes are one other area of disagreement when discussing secular music. It's lucky that there are many Christian bands that blend Christian themes with the favored types of music. Steer your teenage little one toward these artists. Periodically review the content material on their iPods and verify the CD's that they listen to.
At present's clothier's have efficiently made our daughters seem like street walkers, when they are simply on their method to college. Finding modest clothing is no straightforward task. Make sure that your teenager's shirt speaks life, if it has to have text on it. You will have some issue finding fashionable Christian-themed clothing, in your native stores, that your teens will love. However you will be pleased with the number of Christian clothing out there on-line and at inexpensive prices.
You need to pray laborious, keep involved in your teen's life, and hope the reality will prevail. Each of you will be able to make it through these troublesome years.