Ten Myths That Too Many Parents Believe

Myths That Too Many Parents Believe

Myth: an invented idea or concept; an imaginary or fictitious thing; an unproved or false belief.

What sort of parenting myths permeate our culture? 

  • “All advice offered to parents is equally valid and valuable.”
  • “One of the worst things you can do is impose your beliefs on your children.”
  • “If you want to be successful as a parent, determine to be your child’s best friend at all costs.”
  • “Taking my children to church equals raising them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
  • “My children aren’t sophisticated enough to notice my hypocrisy.”
  • “It won’t affect my children if they hear me badmouthing my brethren and destructively criticizing the church.”
  • “Teenagers should naturally be expected to be disrespectful, worldly, and untrustworthy.”
  • “If I don’t permit some ungodly activities they might turn away from the Lord.”
  • “What my family really needs is more money.”
  • “I’ve got plenty of time.”

This sermon was delivered on March 16, 2014.

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