"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ten Ways To Raise A Fool in 2012

 I am sharing the following blog post (with permission) from Rhonda @ www.walkingwithsarah.com.

Ten Ways to a Raise a Fool in 2012

  1. Teach your child God does not exist and therefore no moral absolutes exist.  Whatever your child feels like doing is the right choice.
  2. Spend as little time as possible with your child.
  3. Raise your child to believe the chief aim in life is to please himself so give him anything he wants.
  4. Do not teach your child to read.
  5. Do not discipline your child in any way so as not to hurt his/her psyche.  Never make your child do anything, especially work.
  6. Let your child get his worldview from any source other than the Bible.
  7. Since moral absolutes do not exist(see #1), set no standards in your home.
  8. Allow all influences into the life of your child--he has to learn to sink or swim.
  9. Show no affection or praise.
  10. Last, but not least, set an example by living your life only to please yourself.

Dear friends, I know these words are sharp, but how often do we fall prey to the lies above?  The current thinking in our culture would not have a problem with most of this list, as a matter of fact, most of it would be acceptable or even encouraged.  But if we're going to raise a generation of young people who live and act differently than fools, we've got to think differently.  So my real advice to you is thisDo the opposite of the list you see above!

"The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."                Psalm 14:1

"...But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother."       Proverbs 29:15

May we all purpose to raise godly children in the coming year!

Have a blessed day,