Protecting our children

This is a great quote from the book “Extreme Righteousness” by Tom Hovestol:

As a parent of five, I too seek to protect my children from evil; this is my duty as a father and, up to a point, is necessary for my children’s maturation. However, I never want to be lulled into thinking that by limiting their access to certain people, places, and things I can lessen my children’s defilement, for they carry defilement wherever they go. Their fallen hearts go with them.

As parents, we want our children to know that the fear of God – not the fear of culture – is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7). We must be careful what message we really believe about defilement. Sometimes our traditions inculcate a diabolical lie.

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