After watching this, do you think Sesame Street had an agenda or was conveying a subtle message? Do you think this is cute and harmless or dangerous and smells of indoctrination? What is your definition of marriage?
The world’s voice is not only loud, it is constant. My young adult has embraced society’s view. Even so, her dad and I continue to speak words of grace, truth, and love into her life. She is our kid and we love her unconditionally.
Parents buy the lie that if the children are brought up in a home with Christian values, it’s guaranteed he or she will hold fast to those standards as adult. I wish that were the case.
But… parents are still responsible to provide a solid foundation. It is our job to honor the Lord in our parenting. Whether or not our children live out those values is… I hate to say it… up to that child.
So…Parents, be aware and advised, it is not too early to talk with your preschoolers about your family’s definition of marriage. Because if you don’t, Sesame Street will. They already have.
How have you seen the culture bump up against your values? How have you armed your children?
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About the Author
Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.