Children must be nurtured, not tortured

But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children. Psalms 103:17

An article published in a daily newspaper of March 31st (The Daily Nation) entitled “Teens running from abuse” really brought home the sad reality many juveniles face today.

It quoted Mr. Erwin Leacock, principal of the Government Industrial School – a school for delinquent children – as saying that people were quick to judge children when they ran away from home but that “in most instances, they are running from something and not running to something”.

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Raising Children of Faith – cont’d

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6

Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype and smartphones have radically transformed the way we communicate with each other and while some of us couldn’t be bothered to use them, our children are manipulating them with ease.

Against this backdrop, some persons believe that the Bible’s redemptive message of Jesus Christ is no longer relevant. Parents, even the Church, are being pressured to “get with the times”  to reach the youth.

Methods of evangelism and discipleship may change. What should never change is the Message of the Gospel.

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Raising Children of Faith

I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. 2 Timothy 1:5

I remember being approached by a mother of a teenager who was participating in a school pageant. For every round of the competition, the children were required to model for a photo shoot in a costume which reflected the theme for the week. The photos were posted on popular social media site. A Christian woman with a prominent career, the mother had come under criticism for allowing her daughter to participate in a photo shoot which to some, seemed age inappropriate – at least for the girls.

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