Monday, July 20, 2009

A Bit On Child Training

By Kelsey A.H. 

America has gone backwards in the child training aspect.

An infant is born and immediately wants what he wants, when he wants it. That's because we (the people) have all been born with a sin nature. It has been like this ever since the fallInstead of training our children to obey and love God, and their parents at a young age, they get away with being rebellious and think it's OK!

The infant: He is usually fed by demand. He will get his will by a cry, and/or show that he is upset. Yes, in most cases, this is OK, and, of course, essential that the infant gets what he needs. I don't disagree with that. It's just that we don't stop at needs...

By two: We are told the display of disobedient is just a "stage" called the "terrible two's"

At three: This -(not so) -"new stage" of rebellion is called the "tiring threes"

Age Four: Now at four years old, we are in charge of a child in the "fearsome fours" "stage"

(Psalm 127.3-5)

Teenage Years: By this time, we expect our kids to be rebellious, angry, disrespectful, and disobedient. As we hear from the "experts" out there, "it's just another stage your child will eventually work through".

We then send our children out to the world, considering them ready to be able to deal with all the sin out there, as well as assuming they don't take on any new bad habits, or that they won't get even deeper into sin themselves.

We consider this normal!!?? Is America this blind, that we don't see why there are so many criminal reports, and terrible things going on in our world? Can't we see this?

It's because training starts at the home. The home- a place where America today has been the most negligent.

It is the home, where the foundation of America will stand. What will happen if we continue to leave our family to themselves and their sin? Matthew 12.25 "And Jesus... said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand."

May God have mercy on our country.

*Inspiration taken from the Book Child Training Tips,by Reb Bradley*

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