Recently, my children and I were running errands. We had many stops to make - it was an all-day ordeal.
Here are some of things we saw........
In a restaurant, a young mom was more interested in her iPhone than her little girl (who looked to be about 3 years old). They were sitting right beside us and the only words I heard the mom say to her daughter were, "Sit down!" and "Eat!" She was so mesmerized by the little black box, she didn't even eat her lunch.
In the doctor's office, a mom came in with her little boy, who was obviously anxious about seeing the doctor, but she also had a love affair with her iPhone. She hardly said 2 words to him the entire time while in the waiting area, and while following him and the nurse to the examining room, she still had the contraption right in front of her face. I don't know what kept her from bumping into a wall.
In a store, there was a little girl (about 5 years old) dressed in a string bikini top and the shortest shorts I've seen in a while. Apparently, she was following her mom's example, because she was dressed the same way. We also saw a person in the store...not sure about the gender. There was no way to tell by looking at them. After walking by, one of my children asked, "Mom, was that a man or a woman?"
And some of the younger crowd were wearing t-shirts with profanity plastered across the front.
In the mall, we made a quick u-turn and headed for the nearest exit when I spotted the huge, trashy photos around the entrance to a certain undergarment store.
Years ago, when our 2 older children (now 28 and 24) were little, we could take them out in public without the fear of exposing them to every form of vulgarity and profanity. Not anymore! Those days are long gone.
What happened to the good ol' days when parents cared more about their children than a "toy"?
......when people knew how to dress appropriately?
.......when gender lines weren't blurred, and men were men and women were women?
.......when we didn't have to leave a place of business because of the trashy photos everywhere?
Our society is crumbling around us.
Michael Pearl says, "No doubt about it; effectively training up children in this current society is the toughest job you'll ever have."
May God help us to raise godly children in a godless society.
"...Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths,
Where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls..." Jeremiah 6:16
Have a blessed day,
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