Are Parents Effective at Addressing Media Habits

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Building relationships, attending church and participating in Bible studies are great time investments toward bringing up healthy kids.

Are You a Blind Parent?

Too many Christian parents are blindly accepting things as normal that God sees as abominable. These things have become deeply engrained into our culture and therefore accepted.

We have to do a better job of shielding our kids from the pornographic and unholy appetites of this world. It’s not enough just to know Scripture anymore.

A Lack of Discipline in Media Habits

Many parents seem to avoid addressing their kids media habits.

Does your child have a healthy media habit? Are you addressing media habits in your home?

Let’s take the popular music many parents permit their kids to listen to.

Parents may rationalize that “it hasn’t affected me.”

Another common justification of the type of music permitted in the home is “relax, it’s just music.” But is it really “just music?”

Can the parent prove that the strongholds, hang-ups and sins currently in their home are not related to the spiritual forces contained and released in the music their kids are permitted to listen to?

In today’s culture, parents need to train their child in Scripture, church attendance and biblical disciplines. However, parents need to be just as diligent in training their child in healthy media habits–especially the type of music their child is exposed to.

Conversation Starter: What are some additional media habits, other than music, that your family is challenged with?

Trace Embry is the Founder and Director of Shepherds Hill Academy, a Christ-centered therapeutic residential program, as well as a private accredited boarding school for troubled teenagers. He is the Host of the "License to Parent with Trace Embry Radio Program." He is also a public speaker, and teaches parenting classes. Visit his parenting blog at “Insight for Today's Culture with Trace Embry."

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