- Tue, Aug 11, 1992
- Marriage and Family
This article originally appeared in the February-March issue of Eternal Perspectives, EPM's quarterly newsletter.
The twentieth century is not the first to see society riddled with immorality. The ancient Greeks elevated loose women, homosexual relations, and pedophilia. The Romans gradually surrendered the strong families and morals that once made them great, replacing them with laxity and weakness. The often-made comparisons between the final years of Rome and modern day America are striking—self-indulgence, political corruption, adultery, homosexuality, sexual orgies, live sex acts in the theater, brutal sports in the arena, and a creeping family deterioration and moral laziness that ...
This article originally appeared in the January-February issue of Eternal Perspectives, EPM's quarterly newsletter.
A recent “Primetime Live” program covered public schools whose health clinics are now surgically inserting Norplant beneath the skin of teenage girls. The practice is controversial not only because Norplant is a five year birth control device, but because it is being implanted without the permission of parents. (Yes, parents. Remember us?)
One of those interviewed was a junior high school principal, who defended the distribution of Norplant without parental permission. Her most memorable statement was, “morality is one thing, reality is another.” An interesting ...
Today countless children grow up begging and grabbing and clinging onto all the things money can buy. As adults, they rarely outgrow this shallow self-centeredness, but simply graduate to more money and bigger toys. Living their lives on earth as if this were all there is, they fail to prepare for their eternal future.
Imagine if strangers approached your 12-year-old daughter and said they wanted to talk with her about her problems at home, at school and with boys. You’d probably be pretty upset. After all, who has the right to give your daughter advice—especially on what’s going on at home? Shouldn’t she be talking to you?
Not according to a hot new magazine called CosmoGirl! The way the editors see it, parents are preachy and out of touch with what teenage girls need to hear. And CosmoGirl! aims to fill that void. It’s the latest example of how ...
With that simple statement my little princess stopped time for me. Lifting her gently off my lap, I sent her back to play in the spring sunshine. I slumped back in my chair with a swirling head and blood pumping furiously through my heart. Even as I type these words, I can feel those sensations all over again. It was a frightening moment. The fog lifted from my preoccupied brain for a minute—and suddenly I could see. But what I saw scared me to death. It was like being a ship and coming out of the fog in time to see a huge, sharp rock knifing through the surf just off the port bow.
The Internet is here to stay—and it will continue to gain an increasing role in your children’s life experience. The following are some practical tips for parents on how to keep your family’s interaction with the Internet a safe and positive experience.
Educate yourself and your kids about the Internet. Learn about the Internet, how to search for information, link to related sites and more. Share your knowledge with your children and develop common surfing interests with them.
Select an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that offers server-based filtering (filtering at the ISP’s location). If that is ...