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My husband and I try and teach our children the ways of the Lord. We talk about Jesus and try and model behaviors that He instructs His children to do. Often, we are very much in the minority, but we stick to our guns because we know at the end of the day, it is Jesus that matters. People have told us that we need to relax our ways a bit so our children will fit in and not feel left out. We want our children to stick out for Christ! We NEVER want to go against Christ so our children will fit in with the world.
Our diligence in Christ is certainly beneficial for our children. They do not feel they have to have a significant other to be worthy. They are secure in their worth in Christ. They are not worried about fitting in or going along with the crowd. We have had teachers and adults tell us what leaders our children are and how polite and respectful they are.
Our oldest son will leave for college in a year and a half. He is already looking forward to joining a Christian fraternity. He knows he must surround himself with believers in Christ and those who want to further God's kingdom.
I tell you all of this not because we are perfect. We are anything but perfect! We mess up and ask for forgiveness often. I tell you this because I am heartbroken and a tad angry at what my children have been telling me lately.
Did you know that the movie Pitch Perfect is the rage among children and teens??
I will be honest, I haven't seen the movie. I haven't had the desire. Here is a portion of what I found on www.pluggedin.com....