By Angie Lewis
Does your daughter believe that to get attention from boys she needs to walk around with no clothes on? Why do young women think that to be liked by boys they have to have sex? Why are young girls experimenting with sex and drugs at such an early age?
Peer pressure is always a tough issue to deal with for teenagers. But when parents aren’t talking to their teens about important issues that are affecting them, a teen is more likely to submit to peer pressure. I encourage parents to help their teenagers cope with this overly self-indulgent society and learn to adjust by being the person they truly are. Help them to understand what the true meaning of love is through God.
I highly encourage dads, to make more of an effort in helping their daughter make the right decisions and choices for her life. A father’s influence is so very important in helping his daughter to feel worthy of who she is as a woman. Get involved with the disciplining of your daughter and get involved with her life. She needs this from you.
The agenda’s and programs of society are everywhere; some of them good, most of them unethical. You cannot run from these agenda’s no matter where you go. As a matter of fact, they will chase you! They are on TV, advertisements, magazines, videos, music, games, Internet, theatre, schools, etc. You can’t run from them. But what you can do is protect your children from them by teaching about right from wrong.
The problem is many things in society seem like they are ok on the outside but they actually lead to what only seems right down a road to what is unethical. Discernment is the key here. Parents need to definitely be aware of these factors when deciding what would be appropriate and what would be inappropriate for their teenagers.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.
The sad truth is the immoral and corrupt conditioning process of society is not going to change. It is the parent’s responsibility to do whatever it takes to bring on the values and principles their children need in life to be honest and upright individuals. If we don’t talk to them about the trash going on in the world, they won’t know anything else other than what they see and have been taught by society. This damages everyone in the long run, not just your children.
What happens when a daughter is not protected by her father? Many things can and do happen. Children are getting raped, beaten, molested, and murdered all over the country. And every single time this happens they are by themselves. A cell phone isn’t going to save your child from getting molested! What will is not allowing them to walk around all by themselves.
How smart is it for a young girl to be walking around alone with barely any clothes on? Have you been to “my space” lately? I have been told that many of the young teenage girls on there are exposing a lot more than their names and addresses. Dad, where are you?
I urge you to take more time to love your children. Take the time to teach them to love and respect themselves! It is a real tragedy of society to not discipline and love our children properly. Have you talked to your teenager today?
Dad, are you watching over your daughter? Are you instilling godly values and wisdom in her? Are you building up her spirit or are you killing her spirit? Are you devaluing your daughter by not protecting her the way she needs to be protected from the world? God gave you the job of protecting your daughter from the ravages of society. Don’t let her get eaten up!
Dads, please stand up for your God-given authority and spiritual leadership in the home and protect your children. God gave you this position for a very good purpose. Don’t destroy it? Protect your daughter! She will love and respect you for it in the long run.
Angie Lewis writes on subjects such as love, sex, and intimacy between couples. Her marriage books center on the biblical foundations that God outlines for couples to follow for an exceptional marriage. Angie writes numerous articles and e-books covering such issues as adultery, addictions, temptation, and forgiveness in marriage. Check out Angie’s website for additional information about her books and online marriage ministry. http://www.heavenministries.com