Kid power. You see it on television, we hear it on radio, even… and most especially christian radio!!!! It’s where the biblical roles within the family structure have been twisted completely backwards!
soft Child (Smartest, proved through “kid power” and disobedience towards a good outcome is accepted because “kids know better”, are wiser, and the ends justify the means.)
Mom (Wiser than dad. Lets the kids get away with more, which is made to appear acceptable and compassionate and “reasonable”, when she is actually tearing her house down.) A glaring example of this are the Berenstain Bears series of books.
Dad (Dumb oaf that is not involved with anything in the family’s life. He is the dumbest member of the family and not to be honored or revered. He just “doesn’t understand”.)
As Tedd Trip, author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart, states, “God has established authority structures in the home. Men are to provide loving leadership, laying down their lives for their wives. Wives are to receive and follow the leadership of their husbands (Ephesians 5:22–33). Children are to honor and obey their parents (Ephesians 6:1–3).”
Let’s get this straight from now on.
Thanks for this! The world has got the God-given order tipped on it’s head.
Great post. I agree 100%.
Thanks for this reminder. I am retraining my kids and me!
Oh man… you hit the nail right on the head. : /
This is so basic, yet so profound.
Great reminder. Its unfortunate that our children can find this sort of untruth even in Christian venues.
Tania @ Larger Family Life
Excellent post. Very well said.
Wow! What a great reminder! Our culture has ‘raised’ our families and now we are reaping the harvest of that. Here’s to praying that we can change it!!!
I got your link from Amy’s Humble Musings and really liked what you said about teenagers and young people! Well done;)0