We warn our children and grandchildren about peer pressure. We want them to say no to the vices of the world: drinking, drugs, and other destructive behaviors. But as we move from childhood to adulthood, we find the peer pressure changes. Daniel 3:2 notes 'the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces' were there. I'm sure more than one of them thought they needed to keep their job with all of its benefits. Not much has changed in two-and-a-half millennia.
As our children grow up, we need to parent them as God parents us. I have seen many parents who unconsciously drove their kids away from home because they were over protective, fond of cursing, over-reacting or acting as though they own their kids. So it is always almost an attitudinal problem on both parties. Understand that your child is a gift of trust from God.
The television, iPod, and Internet have trespassed upon the innocence of America's children, while preoccupied mothers and dispassionate fathers stare aghast wondering what went wrong. They don't stop to think of their own contributions to the persuasions influencing their children. After all, where do kids as young as elementary age get money to rent rock videos and the latest rap DVDs?
William Marrion Branham, Mike Murdock, Justice Kojo Bentil, Billy Graham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Dag Heward Mills, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Dr. Myles Munroe, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Jerry J. Panou, Rick Rigsby, Martin Luther King Jr., David O. Oyedepo, David Ibiyeomie, Kenneth E. Hagin, T. B. Joshua, Smith Wigglesworth, John C. Hagee, Brian Houston, Adrian Pierce Rogers, Ravi Zacharias, Kenneth M. Copeland,