This world is frightening, especially if you have children. They can’t watch TV or play a computer game or go to a friend’s house or do much of anything, really, without you worrying.
What will they see? What will they hear? What will they do? What will happen to them?
Among a billion other mind-boggling things to concern you, there are people hacking children’s videos on the internet and instructing kids on how to commit suicide!
That is insane!
Thinking about all the craziness makes me want to lock up my children in the house with me, throw away all electronics, and read the Bible and play Monopoly and Checkers for the rest of our lives.
But that doesn’t solve anything. That doesn’t teach them why something is inappropriate and should be avoided. That doesn’t give them the opportunity to learn, grow, and mature by allowing them to make their own decisions based on what we’ve taught them.
That doesn’t allow them to become the person God made them to be.
That doesn’t allow them to be salt and light in the world and show Jesus to other people.
I don’t know the right answer.
I certainly wouldn’t judge or blame anyone who chose to shelter their children as much as possible.
Mine are 10 and 6, and it scares me out of my socks to think of them being exposed to some of the things creeping around out there.
All I can do is pray. For guidance in parenting. For protection for my kids.
And then make the best decision I can and move forward. Do what I believe is right and trust God with the details.
That’s all I can do.