It is WAY past time to post. Last week Austin's family came to visit. It was very nice to see them again and we got to meet our new little nephew (he's almost 2 months old already!), living 1,500 miles apart means that we don't get to see them all too often so it is such fun when we get to. Some friends and I are starting a weekly "study". We are going through "The Good Wife's Guide" and just discussing it and how to be a more Godly woman. So hopefully I will have some thoughts and such to pass on to you all, throughout the study.
One quick thought from the book I've been reading lately "Raising Real Men" by Hal and Melanie Young. "The first generation loves God and does right, so they teach the next generation to do right, but maybe they neglect to explain why they do it. The second generation may teach their children to do right but they can't explain why. The third generation has no idea why their parents did things, so they seek their own path."
This is something my husband and I have seen all too often with friends and acquaintances of ours. There are so many well meaning parents who taught their children that they should do this and that, but they never taught them WHY. Perhaps that is because they themselves were never taught WHY, but now their own children have no clue as to why they do what they do and they therefore start doubting the need to do those things at all and start doing whatever they want and how they want to do it.
It is so vitally important to teach our children the right things and WHY we do them. They need a rock solid basis for their beliefs or once they get old enough to think it through themselves, it might not mean anything to them anymore; simply because they never knew WHY they did it.