Every parent wants the best for their child; don’t you? However, how does one distinguish his or her good friends? There are both good and bad friendships out there. The bad friendships don’t necessarily mean that the other child is a bad person. It simply indicated that their friendship is not going to edify your child. Will your child stay safe with this friendship? Will he/she grow spiritually? Will this friendship bring your child into problems? This is one more reason why it is important to discern in the spirit.
Issue Case A
There was a 9-year-old girl who had her group of friends and one day out of the blue, one of her friends asked her: “Do you know when our breasts will grow?” She began to touch sexual topics which the child was unaware of. It turned out, her friend was a lesbian and told her directly; “Well, I’m a lesbian and I like you. Will you be my girlfriend?” The 9-year-old was confused and asked her mother for guidance. Her mother was oh so shocked due to the age the child had. She expected a situation like this to occur at the age of 11 or 12. Therefore, she led her child to the scripture where it discussed God making a woman for a man and a man for a woman in the book of Genesis. Then she led the conversation about fornication in the book of Corinthians and other issues. The world is so messed up now. It can get oh so scary and its normal for kids to hold hands as they hang out. The issue is when these situations aboard, without God, there is no direction.
Issue Case B
There was an 11-year-old cheerleader who loved gymnastics and cheered herself through schooldays. However, through the first months of making friends, she began to receive mystery love notes until one day… her mystery confessed himself to her. It wasn’t a him; it was a her. It was an 11-year-old lesbian child who was ending her notes and secret gifts. After telling her it had been her all along, she wouldn’t leave the child alone. She followed her to class, stared at her throughout recess and PE. The cheerleader’s mom spoke to the principal to separate them, though she did, the child would find every opportunity she had to flirt with her. What could the mother do? Her child was being harassed by another girl.
It is extremely important for parents to not only educate but also stay in tact with whats going on in schools. For those who educate according to the scripture, it is important to use it for their values, morals and principles. If so, this will save into their soul and they will know what to do in future situations. God chose you to be a parent for a reason. Every child is a blessing~