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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our approach to teen sex-love the sex, hate the baby…

Posted by Gary on November 26, 2012

“Pediatricians treating teenaged girls should consider writing just-in-case prescriptions for the morning-after pill,  the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said on Monday.” (from NBC News)

Today we read that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that teenage girls be given an emergency prescription by their doctors for the “morning after pill”.

America increasingly encourages teen, unmarried sex with of course, the way to eliminate the children who are often conceived from the sex teens partake in. Sex is good, babies are bad. Yes young teen, you have a right to have sex, even if someone has to die in the process.

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Well, whatta ya know?

Posted by Gary on October 18, 2008

Hebrews 12:9 “Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?”

I saw this story today about Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz who imposed an “immediate and total” suspension on his own son who was arrested for possession of alcohol while being underage.

What a breath of fresh of air in this day when athletes, movies stars and musicians almost always waltz away from consequences, thumbing their noses at authority and making it obvious to all that money, and fame are what matter in our country. Here is a brief quote from Coach Ferentz:

“I was extremely disappointed to learn of James’ very poor decision making on several levels…This offense will be treated seriously, and his punishment will include immediate and total suspension from all team activities.”

Good job Kirk, this is not just being a good coach, but a great father. It is good to see that position does not always mean escape and to see a father who loves his son.

Proverbs 13:24 “He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently. “

Do you know where your child is?

Posted by Gary on March 15, 2008

1 Peter 1:13   "Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. "

Sitting at the dinner table tonight and listening to my children talk the realization hits me that they spend much of their day in a world that is not real. Movies and video games take our children into a form of existence that is not real and it effects them profoundly. I am not speaking about imagination which can be a wonderful thing, I am talking about the inability to see and live in life as it is because of endless hours of entertainment and escape.

Later I am in another room and I can hear them talking with their grandfather who is here visiting about the military and war. I hear their statements based on video games and then hear their grandfather warning them that war is not like video games. After they go to bed I hear his comment of concern about the detachment from reality.

This generation is guilty of many things not the least of which is allowing and even encouraging our children to spend hours each day in false worlds filled with silliness, mindlessness, false portrayals of life and Godless philosophy. The truth is that this happens in the main because we are too lazy to be what parents are supposed to be, Godly and involved.

We are often asked if we know where our children are to remind us of their physical safety. Do we know where they are in terms of reality? Are we fostering a Godly mind in our children? Have we forgotten the Bible’s command to be sober minded? Have you taken a look around you lately at those 30 and under? If you pay attention, the scene is frightening.

How we need God’s help to be parents.