Building relationships, attending church and participating in Bible studies are great time investments toward bringing up healthy kids.
But, just because Junior is getting a fair dose of godly stimuli does not mean he has healthy media habits.
Are You a Blind Parent?
Too many Christian parents these days are blindly accepting certain things as normal that God sees as abominable.
Like slavery of old, these things have become deeply engrained into our culture and therefore accepted.
We have to remember the times in which we live and do a better job of shielding our kids from the myriad of pornographic and unholy appetites of this world.
It’s not enough just to know Scripture anymore.
A Lack of Discipline in Media Habits
One example is that many parents seem to avoid addressing their kids media habits.
Does your child have a healthy media habit? Are you addressing media habits in your home?
Let’s take the popular occult-like music many parents permit their kids to listen to.
Parents may rationalize that “I listened to, and still listen to, similar or the same music and it hasn’t affected me.”
Another common justification of the type of music permitted in the home is “relax, it’s just music.”
But is it really “just music?”
Can the parent prove that the strongholds, hang-ups and sins currently in their home are not related to the spiritual forces contained and released in the music their kids are permitted to listen to?
In today’s culture, parents need to train their child in Scripture, church attendance and biblical disciplines. However, parents need to be just as diligent in training their child in healthy media habits–especially the type of music their child is exposed to.
Conversation Starter: What are some additional media habits, other than music, that your family is challenged with?