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.