Category: What a Broken World Teaches Children

  • We Teach Ourselves Chldren Don’t Respect Authority

    There’s no doubt because of what our culture teaches there is a greater need than ever for Godly role models for young children[1]. Yet there are less and less people choosing to minister in children lives. There are many reasons for this, but one of the greatest is that children don’t seem to respect authority.

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  • Culture Teaches Children Things Become Their Identity

    A few years ago I read a book about ways companies target teenagers with their products. One of the most interesting was giving all of their clothes to popular kids for free. Of course other students after seeing this would be motivated to buy the same merchandise. Thankfully that kind of marketing has yet to […]

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  • Culture Teaches Children There Are No Consequences for Actions

      Okay I have a confession to make, I love watching stupid comedies. My favorite is Everbody Loves Raymond. Even while watching an episode for the tenth or fifteenth time on netflix I still find myself laughing hysterically [1]. Of course it isn’t the deep plotlines of this program that draws me in since almost […]

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  • Culture Teaches Children Love Comes From Outside of the Family

    The economic crisis of 2008 that still continues today has affected the American culture in many ways.  However one of the most overlooked impacts is also one of the most devastating. It’s no secret that kids are born with a strong craving for love or attention. Ideally this need will be filled by parents, but economic […]

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  • Culture Teaches Children Justice is Getting Whatever You Want

    A few weeks ago we had a REALLY bad day with a group of children in our after-school program so nobody was rewarded at the end with a piece of candy. This resulted in a huge rebellion with a number of students telling me that they would never come back to the program again [1] […]

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