August 2011 Entries
It is that time of year again. Backpacks are flying off the shelves and new clothes are itching to be worn as we prepare our children for what we hope will be a successful school year. Yet, sometimes even the array of new back-to-school gear is not enough to combat some children's anxiety when it comes to back-to-school jitters.
As moms and dads, we often focus on what we should be teaching our children. We want to show them how to act as Christians, but sometimes we may over look the valuable lessons we can learn from them about being Christ-like. Here are 10 valuable lessons they teach us.
More often than not I am told that I am too protective of my children. I admit that I sometimes feel as if I am waging an inner battle over the trust I know I should have in God when it comes to my children’s health and safety and my personal fears. The anxieties that I have about my children are not from God, but I still find it hard to let go of the fear of what could happen.
In today’s world, sex is often represented as meaningless. Right now, if you were to rent or go to the movies, you would find ungodly messages about how you can have sex with “no strings attached”. Popular media often portrays sex as an inconsequential act of fun, something to be had by consenting adults married or not. Affairs have even been shown as positive additions to a marriage. Yet, the Bible commands us to act otherwise.