Archives For December 2014

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Parents, even if your children are not in a public school, this story is still important to us! I encourage you to take a look at this link:

Parents angry after school tells 13-year-olds they can have sex, choose gender

This article gives a clear explanation of Planned Parenthood’s overt agenda targeting this young generation, as illustrated by a violation of students in a California public school.

Especially take a look at the handouts given to the students. The "Genderbread Person" handout reveals why so many of our Christian kids are getting confused right now about the issues of gender!!!

This notion of gender as an expression of choice is seeping into the mainstream understanding in their generation via the media and educational systems. It is very important that we are counter this wrong understanding in our sex education of our own kids.

The other handout “Are You Ready for Sex?” reflects the new emphasis in preventing date rape. The issue of consent is being dissected and taught in a very dangerous way.

Please join me in praying for these parents who are resisting this effort by Planned Parenthood.

P.S.: When you see us use the designation “Parent Alert” in our post title, it is because of important content that parents need to know....but not kids!

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I am keenly aware of my children's weaknesses and immaturities.

How about you?

What would you do if you received a scathing letter criticizing your child....and also your parenting?

Author Lysa TerKeurst from Proverbs 31 Ministries had that experience.

Through her pain, she offers us some valuable advice.  

Please take a look at her post to see what she was prompted to do after the attack on her child:

3 Ways to Press through Unanswered Prayer

 

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How do we recognize the signs of an abusive leader?

How do we appropriately honor and respect authority without one day regretting that we did not see the signs of a problem?

The world is still watching the Bill Cosby drama. As this story has unfolded, the questions roll through our minds:

If this story is accurate, why did no one stop him over the years?

How did people miss the signs of a major problem?   and...

How could he have such a strong good side and bad side at the same time?

I read the article Bill Cosby and 12 Signs of Abusive Leadership the other day, and I thought it contained a great deal of wisdom. The warning signs as stated in this list can help us recognize dangers our families need to note.

Of course, we must always be careful of taking a list and seeing problems around every corner. (Kind of like when you read a symptom list of a disease and then talk yourself into having it yourself!) But under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, we can see the truth before anyone gets hurt!

Also, we must not blame the victims. I question Bishop Mattera’s fourth point in which he says “Abusive leaders often stay away from smart, confident, independent subordinates who are able to think and take care of themselves.”

Regardless of IQ or personality, a young person is vulnerable because of his or her lack of life experiences. Is there anyone who isn’t naïve to some degree when he or she is young? Someone who is naïve has a “lack of experience or knowledge.” This does not mean they are not intelligent, confident or independent. An abuser will look for younger people and exploit this vulnerability.

Mr. Cosby has had a place of respect for more than a generation. As we sort out our feelings and wait on the end of this story, let us keep praying for truth to be completely revealed, and that all parties involved would find healing and restoration in Jesus.

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