Those who know me know I don’t like my parents all that much because of the restrictions they place on me. I understand if some people think this is just a teen being angst-y.
But I’m going to quote one of the Christian magazines my family received yesterday. (This is from the “Parents’ Corner” section of “Answers in Genesis” if anybody is wondering.
“Some [children and teens] are falling into the fire and must be helped. “Save others, snatching them out of the fire” (Jude 23a, NASB)
Until some kids are eighteen, you have the opportunity to place as many restraints and reminders in their paths as you can. They may hate you for it at the time, but they will thank you later. Don’t be afraid to lovingly limit their entertainment, filter twit computers, or question the foolishness of their friends. Our fear of God and our love for our kids should motivate us to rescue them from even the possibility of God’s judgement.”
I’m going to let you dwell on the first part of that paragraph. “Until kids are eighteen, you have the opportunity to put as many restraints on them […] as you can.”
What’s the consensus on that statement? Im a little freaked out by what my parents are reading. Should I be “filtering” their media or “question the foolishness” of their sources of advice?
This is what I mean when I talk about how these religious groups like Ken Ham’s Tax Dodgers and Focused on YOUR Family teach people to abuse their children.