An 8-year-old yells at his father trying to make him put his coat on, calling him a “control-freak.” The New York Times cover story from May 23, 2010, “Every Hug, Every Fuss” documents this conversation recorded by researchers from the UCLA, who have been following 32 families for 3 years, videotaping every move. The dual-earner, multiple-child model of the American family today has its struggles and UCLA has given us a picture of it. Are parents parenting as seriously as they think they are? There is an enormous shift in authority towards the child where children’s desires and will are central in the family. Parenting is not a sociological invention, it is central to God’s design for the world. Parents are called to be the authority figures who draw appropriate and safe boundaries for their children so that they may be successful later in life.
May 28, 2010
Are Parents Surrendering Control?
Words From the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the 10 Commandments
If God has spoken, then the highest human aspiration must be to hear what the Creator has said. God has indeed spoken, through the Ten Commandments, and Al Mohler explores this revelation of God and the implications for His people. The promise is to hear, to obey, and to live. These “Ten Words” tell us who God is and what His people should look like.