Children need the loving limits of guidelines and boundaries, that’s why discipline is so important. Discipline tells children their parents love them too much to let them rebel.
No one’s upbringing was perfect, least of all Chuck Swindoll’s. His childhood reminiscing has some good lessons for parents.
Satan and his demons operate by deceiving us, seducing us, blinding us, accusing us, and seeking to influence us in such a way as to defeat us and thereby rob God of His glory (Ephesians 6:12).
Satan uses the weapons of lies and deception to attack, blind, and hold people. Engaging in evangelism means engaging in spiritual hand-to-hand combat for the souls of men and women, boys and girls.
Biblically, it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure their children are properly educated about both the biological and moral aspects of sexuality. Parents are to “bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.”
The spiritual battle waged around me is not always apparent but the Bible gives me insight to potential danger. Scripture says Satan uses people disguised as those who are righteous. His mission is to sabotage my relationship with Christ.
No matter what kind of home you came from, it is not too late to start doing right in that all-important parent-child relationship.