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Stop Abusing Our Children

pride Jun 20, 2022

As a reminder, we are continuing this blog series with the following preface.

In an attempt to talk about difficult, sensitive topics, I want to position myself as one who loves – not hates. I love all people. I also want to state that we can respectfully agree to disagree. If I do not condone (accept or approve of) a certain behavior, that does not mean I condemn a person or hate. I actually want to take the stance of it is not my job to judge others. I have plenty of sins in my own life and have no business judging others.

To keep this blog series above board, I want to explain that I am presenting the facts, not the emotion. I want to offer a way for conversations to happen with a civil discourse by removing emotions from the dialogue. I believe that until we can have respectful conversations without volatile emotions, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to have any sense of civility in our country once again.  

Jesus was serious when he warned people to not cause others, especially children, to stumble or sin. Matthew 18:6 -9 reads:

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire.

Target was in the news recently for promoting pro-trans children’s clothing. It’s not bad enough that stores have pushed rainbows and unicorns for nearly a decade, now they want clothes that physically bind a child so the female breasts are compressed and cannot grow naturally or so the male penis and testicles are restricted from healthy growth. Why is this allowed?

I’ve boycotted Target since the 2016 decision to allow gender-neutral bathrooms and gender-neutral clothing and toy sections in their stores. This was a huge decision for me because I used to love Target. But I could not agree with allowing grown men in a bathroom with little girls.

Since the announcement in 2016 to allow men and women, boys and girls, to share the same bathrooms, schools have taken this to the extreme. Recently, Linn-Mar high school announced they will protect and promote the transgender agenda in their school environment by allowing children to make decisions about their sexuality while keeping it hidden from their parents.

To help stop the abuse of our children, we need to take action to show them the absolute truth. The battle for our children’s souls has never been greater and we must take an active role in their eternal future. Below are seven steps to help combat the battle for our souls and the souls of our children:

  1. Put on the Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18).
  2. Pray for your children, your grandchildren, and children all around the world. Pray for safety of their body, heart, mind, and soul.
  3. Read the Bible with your children and grandchildren. Teach them the way of truth (Proverbs 22:6).
  4. Filter content and protect eyes, ears, and minds from the enemy. Do this by knowing what your children and grandchildren are reading, watching, listening to, and doing at all times.
  5. Have conversations with your children and grandchildren about this battle. Help them to have a healthy understanding of what is going on in the world. Resources that may help with these conversations include apologetics for kids, Focus on the Family, and Answers in Genesis.
  6. Homeschool so you have control of the content and environment your child is exposed to. If interested, reach out to your local homeschool groups similar to CHEC and Homeschool Freedom Academy. It’s not as hard as you might think. There are plenty of people to help with this journey.
  7. If you cannot homeschool, volunteer in your child’s or grandchild’s school. Serve on the school board. Work in the school as a substitute teacher or another paid position. Having access to the school to hear conversations, see the curriculum, and hear the lessons being taught is invaluable in ensuring they are being taught the truth and having a healthy environment where they spend the majority of their day.

 

I want to encourage our readers to be bold and courageous and stand up for what you believe in with love and compassion. To do this, we need to first know what we believe and why we believe it. Then, take notice when stores or other businesses do something that does not align with your value system and decide if you will continue to invest your time and money with that organization.

I welcome your comments on this post. Please be respectful. If you don’t have anything nice to say, please refrain from commenting. This is a chance for us to have an open dialogue in a safe space. For more information on what I believe and how to be a bold and courageous Christian with love and compassion, please join us at His Kingdom Matters.

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