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Interesting talk about parenting on the Albert Mohler Radio Program.
“All around us are signs that authority and wisdom are now to be recognized in the young, rather than the old.”
Article on the topic here.

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SharperIron's picture


There's actually not much about it in the audio... thought he'd get back to it. But the article is quite interesting.

"It is hard to overstate the significance of this change more than half a century ago. It is this fundamental rearrangement of life’s building blocks that put successive decades on an entirely new footing from all that had come before. To say the tide had turned is to imply a temporary, cyclical shift. What had occurred — replacing the child’s duty to his parent with the parent’s duty to his child — has so far turned out to be permanent."

Susan R's picture


From a Christian perspective, Diana West's essay, as well as her book, The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development is Bringing Down Western Civilization, serves to alert parents and others to the challenge of raising children in such a culture. The goal of Christian parents must be to raise children to adulthood -- a genuine adulthood. The Bible honors children, but the biblical worldview establishes parents as the authority figures and adults as the figures of wisdom.

I read that book a year or so ago, and enjoyed it as much as you can enjoy a topic like this. It is very frustrating as a parent to not have very many mature role models to point my children too.

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.