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CWT2^]cT\_^aPah5P\X[hzb?PRT3X\X]XbWTb2WX[SaT]zb2P_PRXchc^ATbXbcCT\_cPcX^] Proverbs 1:15-16 (NIV) says, “My son, do not go along with them [sinners]; do not set foot on their paths, for their feet Y\ZOPU[VZPUš(ZV\YJOPSKYLUY\U\UH[[LUKLK[OYV\NO[OPZ[^LU[`Ă„YZ[JLU[\Y`THU`HYLPUKLLKY\ZOPUNPU[VZPU0U[OL HIZLUJLVMHUPU[LU[PVUHSS`KL]LSVWLKZV\SHUK[OLJHSTPUNHUKZ[YLUN[OLUPUNPUĂ…\LUJLVM[OLOVTL[VKH`ÂťZ`V\[OHYL PUJYLHZPUNS`]\SULYHISL[VZLK\J[P]L[LTW[H[PVU(Z[OLPUĂ…\LUJLVM[OLMHTPS`KPTPUPZOLZHUKL_WVZ\YL[V[OL^VYSK increases, we are developing a “new normalâ€? for morality in the Christian home. Who will instill soul-resistance-to-temptation in the hearts of today’s youth? Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV) says, “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home. . . when you lie down and when you get up.â€? God’s prescription for the relay of truth in the home is simple: ‹ ;Y\[OT\Z[Ă„YZ[K^LSSPU[OLOLHY[ZVMWHYLU[Z ‹ Parents must regularly speak those truths in the home ‹ Parents must integrate those truths into family life The parent who fails to teach soul-resistance-to-temptation in this culture will see his child pay a heavy price. The world is full of examples of what happens when families perpetuate the fast lane without developing the hearts of [OLPYJOPSKYLUPUHX\PL[ZLYLULZL[[PUN;VKH`TVYL[OHUL]LY0Ă„UKT`ZLSMWSLHKPUN^P[OWHYLU[Z[VĂ„UKTVYL[PTLMVY quiet, intimate soul-connection with their children in the peaceful setting of the home.

The Importance of Family Meals Compared to teens who have frequent family dinners (five to seven per week), those who have infrequent family dinners (fewer than three per week) are: } Twice as likely to use tobacco } Nearly twice as likely to use alcohol } One and a half times likelier to use marijuana } More likely to have friends who abuse prescription drugs or illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin } Nearly twice as likely to report receiving grades of mostly C’s or lower 75% of teens say they talk to their parents about what is going on in their lives at dinner [The Importance of Family Dinner VI (New York: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA), September 2010), http://www.casacolumbia.org/upload/2010/20100922familydinners6.pdf.]

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Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

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