Disciplining Children

Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self- esteem.

And we said, an expert should know what he's talking about, so we won't spank them anymore..
Then someone said teachers and principals better not discipline our children when they misbehave. And the school administrators said no faculty member in this school better touch a student when they misbehave because we certainly don't want any bad publicity, and we surely don't want to be sued.

And we accepted their reasoning..
Then someone said, let's let our daughters have abortions if they want, and they won't even have to tell their parents.

And we said, that's a grand idea..
Then some wise school board member said, since boys will be boys and they're going to do it anyway, let's give our sons all the condoms they want, so they can have all the fun they desire, and we won't have to tell their parents they got them at school. And they further justified it by saying that it would prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases as well.

And we said, that's another great idea..
Then some of our top elected officials said it doesn't matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs.

And agreeing with them, we said it doesn't matter to me what anyone, including the President, does in private as long as I have a job and the economy is good.
And then someone said let's print magazines with pictures of nude women and call it wholesome down-to-earth appreciation for the beauty of the female body.

And we said we have no problem with that.
And someone else took that appreciation a step further and published pictures of children and then stepped further still by making them available on the Internet.

And we said they're entitled to their free speech under the Constitution of the United States.
And the entertainment industry said, let's make TV shows and movies that promote profanity, violence, and illicit sex as ways to handle situations that occur in life, and let's record music that encourages the use of alcohol and drugs, rape, murder, settling things with violence, committing suicide to escape or avoid reality when things get tough, and satanic themes.

And we said it's just entertainment, it has no adverse effect, and nobody takes it seriously anyway, so go right ahead..
Therefore, now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out.
I think it has a great deal to do with the fact that...

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life." Galatians 6:7,8


LilyBelle said…
Wonderful ... and so true ... thanks for posting this!

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