Posts Tagged ‘permissive parenting’

Mama’s Do Something!!

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

I love being a mama! It’s truly a privilege. My kids….are my heart. I’m pretty crazy about them. Are they perfect? Heck no! Do I love them anyway? Heck yes! Do I want what’s best for them? Oh yea, you bet. But am I willing to let them run wild and do whatever they wish? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

Today, I read an article in the newspaper of a young couple being arrested for attempted murder. The case went something like this: Boyfriend talks girlfriend into pouring boiling water on girlfriend’s mother’s face….because she didn’t approve of their relationship! Uhh, hello? Can you say…..HUH? What in the world was she thinking? Who does that? Who gets so angry or frustrated with ANYONE let alone your mother and decides to go along with a boyfriend to KILL HER? I’m still trying to process this!

Crazy days!

So, I’ve been thinking. The news is just filled with junk about young people doing insane things. Have you heard of Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton lately? What is going on? Mama’s, what are you doing? Or is it, what are you NOT DOING? I’m sorry, but God is not pleased with permissive parenting. Consequences are a part of life and for some of these people….they NEVER have to face any. Therefore, the problems…criminal activity…promiscuous behavior…..and drug & alcohol lifestyle only seem to worsen. Oh and let’s not forget…..the world wants to glamourize every step these wild girls take.


I’m far from perfect as a mom. Seriously. I own my fleshly wicked wacky nature. I goof, every single day! But I’m not going to turn my head and NOT PARENT my kids. I take it pretty serious. I want nothing more than to see them live victoriously in Christ! I cannot fathom just letting them free to act anyway they wish. I will continue to love them and hold them accountable (and I even have allowed them to hold me to a high standard as well). If I’m not willing to be REAL with them how can I ever expect them to do the same with me?

Stop handing your kids over to the world! It’s filled with evil! Your children are begging for love and attention that is bathed in God’s word and mercy! Be real to them and teach them to value themselves and other’s! It’s only a matter of time before you reap the benefits of your investment!

Will it be hot boiling water on your face as you sleep?
Or will it be a life lived openly for Christ and His goodness (thanks to you)? 🙁

I do know that there are young people living fully for Christ and doing good things. It’s just that I’m really sick of the crummy behavior that I do see everyday in my world! Arent’ YOU?