Parents today face unprecedented challenges in protecting their children from the culture … and in equipping them to influence it.
Consider this – every 24 hours:
- 205 billion emails are sent
- 4.3 billion Facebook messages are posted
- Four million hours of content are uploaded to YouTube
And every second, 60,000 tweets are posted. That’s 3,600,000 tweets per minute!
Tidal waves of information and ideas are sweeping over our families day in and day out. Children today have more information at their fingertips than children who lived 100 years ago had access to in a lifetime.
Many Christian parents think the solution to that onslaught is to combat lies with truth. They’re headed in the right direction, but there’s a problem. Haphazardly dumping truth into a sea of information that’s washing over our households is like pouring a bucket of water into the ocean. The potency of truth winds up diluted and ineffective.
In Philippians 1:9, Paul writes, “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment.”
When we communicate information to our children, we want to do it in a way that’s effective – with wisdom and discernment. How do we do that?
We’ll get practical answers on our next broadcast from my good friend John Stonestreet, author (with Brett Kunkle) of the book A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World.
John will help you teach your kids a Christian worldview and equip them to withstand some strong undercurrents that threaten their faith. He explains how our vocabulary matches the culture’s, but the meaning of our words doesn’t. He’ll also explain the four cultural waves you’ll want to help equip your children to confront.
John Stonestreet is president of the Chuck Colson Center and co-host of the BreakPoint radio program. We have his books, and many other resources related to marriage, parenting, and faith are also available in our online store.