What influences are you allowing in your home and in your family’s life?
Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value]. Colossions 3:2
You and your kids will set your mind on the things that are filling it up. What influences are you allowing and promoting in your home?
There’s a lot of voices out there clamoring for your child’s ear. From TV, Internet, friends–they are surrounded by voices telling them what’s good, what’s bad, how to think, how to act–voices that actually will define your child and his worth if he lets them.
As parents, it’s time to fight this.
Each family must decide how they will fight the voices. Some choose to get rid of the TV or Internet or limit its use. Some will keep a careful watch over their children’s friends.
These are good options. But on their own, they will not work.
You see, when you take away the voices, or at least restrict them, something must fill the void left behind.
Instead of just focusing on taking away the negative voices, start looking for ways to bring positive voices into your child’s life.
Praise music and music with good morals
Christian movies and movies with a positive message
Positive role models
Adults and families who will love your child almost as much as you do
Activities that will challenge and grow your child
Never, ever, ever stop speaking the loving truth into your child. You may think they are not listening and maybe they aren’t at that point, but those words of affirmation and love and encouragement will seep into their minds and hearts and souls and sprout seeds that will some day grow into something strong and glorious.
You may want to give up because you think they aren’t listening, but please don’t. Your words, your love, the wisdom you share and model before them will someday come back to haunt them.
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