Have you looked around lately at what's happening to your children and youth?
From day to day they are being fed in other places and are being poisoned by worldly things! Most of these kids aren't even sure who they are and in result they begin to experiment with many different things but it goes so much further than just "drugs" and "alcohol" these days! Youth and even kids are getting into porn and yes even sexual acts..But do you know why this is happening? Have you really thought about the reasons behind your kids sudden change of character? If you've noticed a change such as..your kids are being quiet when they're normally very vocal, if you've noticed that your kids no longer speak about what's going on in their day and at school, if you've felt like your kids are being secretive when they usually tell you just about everything..Then something is wrong! Pay attention to the warning signs of how your children are acting! Listen to the voice inside of you that's telling you to check in on what's going on with your kids! And better yet..Dare I say maybe you need to check and see what you aren't teaching your children..what areas of your children's life are you not a part of? The truth is your kids will feel up that space with junk instead of the wisdom that you should be teaching them yourself! If you have realized that you haven't been giving them the teachings that they really need..teachings about Jesus, Family issues, and yes even manners!
It's not too late..you can start today and begin spending the valuable time with them. They really do need you to teach them the things that your parents taught you, because they don't teach that in the world these days like when you were young!
Look around you and realize that it's no longer a "Safe Haven" kind of world out there! There are horrible things that your children's mind are being pumped full of and it's not the little things anymore..the things they are hearing and the words they are hearing at their school and around kids that don't go to church would frighten you! Pay close attention and realize that if you're not telling your kids about Jesus or taking your kids to church with you..start now! Think about it this way..Do you want to see your grandchildren in church with you someday? Because if you don't take your kids to church then there's a huge chance that your kids won't take their kids either!
I promise you this, if your kids don't learn anything else from you at least you could teach them how important their relationship with God is by going to church, paying their tithe, and being faithful to God when they're at home around their family someday!
Don't wait until it's too late..start now and take your kids to church every week and give your kids the extra time at home that they need from you! Meet their friends and join in on their sports and activities as often as you possibly can! You will see a wonderful change in their character but this will be a positive change in their lives and you will be proud of the person that they will become..I promise you this! Teach them this verse and teach them how to apply it to their lives as well as you apply it to your own life!
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."
Teach them good values now and they will honor you when they're grown.