Monday, March 31, 2014

Please Take This Short Parenting Survey

When my husband and I raised our children in the 1980's and 1990's, life was very different
than it is today. The world was different. Then, computers were just starting to show up in homes; today nearly everyone has at least one computer. Then, cell phones were new and only the wealthy had them; today even children often have their own phones.

The culture of the '80's and '90's was different, too. While they were different than when Dave and I were children, family values still showed up in shows like Cosby, Touched by an Angel and even in shows such as, Full House. Today it is difficult to find shows which hold up the value of family and especially where they even "hint" at making wise choices and having a relationship with God.

Church is different than when we raised our children, too. I think there is an even higher level of "competition" from things like school, sports and other activities which all "vie" for the time of families. Plus, so many families live far from grandparents and extended family, so when it comes to raising children, many parents feel cut off from the support system a family can give.

As a grandma I know for myself, there is nothing more important to me than to see my grandsons grow up to be men who know, love and walk with God. I know this does not, "just happen", so it is absolutely the focus of my daily prayers for their parents to have wisdom in passing on a heritage of faith; for them to also know, love and walk with God so they will be able to pass this love of and for God to their sons.

In the coming weeks, I want to write about this topic: passing on a heritage of faith, so I thought it would be helpful to see what you all are thinking on this topic. Please take a few minutes to answer four questions about passing on a heritage of faith to children in this culture. Please ask parents you know to also take a few minutes to share their thoughts.

Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. (You'll find the survey at the following link -

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