We are slowly losing our family values.
There always seems to be so much to do in our busy daily lives. The economy is in decline and if you can find work it takes both parents working to keep the bills paid. The children are in school and after a hard day at work people don’t seem to have the time to cook a meal and sit down as a family to talk about the day. There was a time when meals were eaten at a certain time and everyone in the family was present at those meals on time.
Today, the kids want to watch television and play video games or play hang out with their friends. It just seems easier to let them do what they want instead of fighting with them. Our teenagers have very little respect for their parents and other adults in their lives. The younger generation seems to be more disrespectful with each passing generation.
What happened to the good old days when the children did what they were told to do without asking a hundred questions about why they have to do it? There was a time when the families cherished their values and held them dear. It was a simpler time without so much distraction. Families attended church every Sunday and Wednesdays. The value system came from the principles that were taught in the church.
Somewhere along the way we have lost track of what is important in our lives. There are still some families that still cherish those old ways. The Bible used to be used as a moral compass to help the family guide them through their lives. Sometimes the old ways are still the best ways. It is hard for us to get back to those times. It is important for our children to know that it is wrong to lie and steal.
It is also important for them to know that sex is done between husband and wife and not boyfriend and girl friend. The values of respecting their parents is still in the Bible today. The commandment on that hasn’t changed over time. The holidays are upon us and we need to remember that it is not about what you receive but more importantly about what you give to others.
The parents are still in control of the family even though the children sometimes refuse to believe that. The parents are the ones who set the values for the children. It is time to get control of the family before it’s to late. Even though parents are working really hard to make a living it is even more important to spend time talking with your children and letting them know that they are loved. Once the children know that you are interested in their lives, you might be surprised in what they are willing to share with you.
Take time to spend with your children this holiday season without distraction. Spend time cooking together and eating together and most importantly having fun together. Let the magic of the holidays bring the love and peace to your families this year. You have a lot to be thankful for so count your blessings and say your prayers.
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