Let’s face it many of the youth including the twenty and thirty somethings have no role models, meaningful role models. How many of the males(young boys and men)want to be like their fathers? Hard working God-fearing men. How many of them actually know their fathers and in many cases how many know who their father is?
Their behavior indicates they lack a moral compass. They lack a moral compass because they were never taught right and wrong. Lacking a moral compass leads to believing that wrong is right and right is wrong.
Many mothers did and still do an outstanding job raising their children in the absence of a father. Raising boys to be men and girls to be women. Sadly in todays America those types of mothers are the exception rather than the rule. Not to leave out the men, many men raised and are raising children in the absence of a mother. Raising boys to be men and girls to be women. And again, those types of fathers are the exception rather than the rule.
This post applies equally to men(fathers)and women(mothers), though the rest of this post is written for men(fathers).
So what happened?
Personal accountability and responsibility were thrown out the window. Today the father has no responsibility. Why should he when the government will assume that responsibility? Irresponsibility is thrown at us every day. Have you heard the commercial where a company says you are not responsible(do not let the credit card company trick you into thing that you have to repay your credit card debt)for the money you owe the credit card company? Why are you not responsible for the debt you accumulated? You knew the terms when you applied for the card. You got the card on trust, trust in you repaying the debt. Yes, you owe the money to the credit card company, every last penny. You overspent then that is your problem and fault the credit card company is holding you accountable and responsible. By the same token you are responsible for every child you father.
Government assumed the role of the father, providing for his family. Government is closing in on assuming the role of the mother as well. The family unit is being destroyed. Today children are no longer being raised at home, they are instead being raised by the school system, the government school system. Children are entering the school system younger and younger as young as 3 or 4. Nowadays there is pre-k and pre-pre k. I understand in some states this is a requirement and in others voluntary. There was even a major political figure that made the claim that it takes a village to raise a child. Well what happens when that village has no moral compass?
Think on this for just a minute. Parenting classes. Why does anyone need parenting class. That is something you should have learned long ago from your parents or parent as the case may be. Then you have to wonder who wrote the curriculum for those classes and why is it necessary?
Some parents must be looking for an instruction book for children. If you are, I have good news for you, there is an instruction manual, there has always been one. The Holy Bible.
I doubt your leader in the parenting class will ever recommend that instruction manual.
Proverbs chapter 22 verse 6 Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.
This comes from the King James Study bible. The verse stresses the simple principle that education in the home forms the man throughout his lifetime.
Nowhere does it say to hand of your child to government and it certainly does not say to let the village raise your child. Raise your child right and quite possibly the prison population will decrease. Right will always be right and wrong will always be wrong. By the way what did your child learn in those early formative years? What did you learn in those early formative years? What of the next generation?
The Holy Bible will change your life if you read it, study it and meditate over it, then apply(live)it.