HOMESCHOOLING and TV - The TRUTH -by Andrew Strom. A lot of parents today cannot work out why their teenage children turn out the way they do. The parents may go to church - they may in fact be quite dedicated Christians. And yet many times their children are reaching 14 or 15 years old - and they are rebellious and obstinate - with worldy friends and worldy attitudes, etc. A lot of these young people will leave Christianity as soon as they can after High School. So what is the main cause of all this? Why are the children going down a path that is the very opposite of what their parents teach? Well, I believe there is one huge question that makes all the difference- WHO is ACTUALLY BRINGING UP THESE CHILDREN?? Yes, that's right. The parents think that THEY are the ones who are raising these young people. But I want to tell you - it is often not the parents at all. These kids are actually being raised by the SCHOOL and the TV and their FRIENDS and their MUSIC and their VIDEO GAMES, etc. The parents still have some influence - but it is a "minority" influence. They are allowing all these other things to 'preach' to their children all day - and raise them in the ways of the world. And the comparitively small amount of time that the child now spends just with mom and dad hardly makes any difference. By the time they reach 14 years, it is usually all over. The television and the worldly kids at school are dominating their attitudes and their world-view. Mom and dad hardly make a dent. Their favorite musicians, TV shows and school-friends are deciding their values - and most parents simply allow it all. No surprise then that the children are sullen and rebellious and demanding when they reach their teens, is it? So how do we avoid this trap? Simple. -Don't allow the Television or the School-place to raise your children! Raise them yourself! I have noticed that the effects of school are not so serious at the Elementary level. It is when children reach Middle School age (ie. 11 years or so) that it seems to really kick in. So what is the solution?: HOMESCHOOL your kids! And kill the television dead! (-Do both things from a young age if you can). You may have noticed that what Television feeds our youngsters is getting sicker every year. Even the News has been found to have a very detrimental effect on young people. -It twists their view of the world. Do you know what the basic motto of TV News is?- "If it bleeds it leads" - no joke! -GET RID OF IT! Today's TV and media are infecting our entire culture with sex, violence, humanism, sickness and depravity. Not only that - we are broadcasting it to the whole world and ruining their societies as well! -ENOUGH ALREADY! Do you want the television to raise your children? Do you want their values formed by commercials on TV? (-Which is basically what is happening). And what about the School's values - are these Christian? No way! Do yourself a favor. Cut these things off and take back the raising of your children. You won't regret it. Send feedback to- prophetic@... God bless you all. Andrew Strom.