Raising Our Children Too Softly
According to the folks over at The Barna Group, evangelical Christian parents are no different than mainstream American moms and dads when it comes to raising children, and neither group is doing that good of a job of it.
In his World Magazine column, Joel Belz analyzes . . . the data and points out how "timid" and "flabby" Christian parents have become in the goals they set for their children:
"Soft" goals may well be more palatable than "hard" ones—but they will also prove in the end to be the vulnerable underbelly of our culture. It's bad enough to be concerned and disillusioned about the current population of our country. It gets painfully worse when you consider how much softer the next generation might well be.