Teenagers!

Beverly - posted on 09/30/2014 ( 20 moms have responded )

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As a Christian I know we are supposed to Let Go and Let God. But this new generation of teenagers are the worst I have ever seen! We try to teach them the best we can but once they get a mind of their own(13 so they think) all of your teaching seems to be in vain. And now social media don't make it any better, they got these kids thinking being gay is okay. It's not. And for the ones that are telling them that, Woe unto them come judgment day, not judging just telling the truth. I hate dealing with this! But I know my kids will be delivered! #PrayingMom

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/01/2014

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Oh, Beverly...most of us responding are well into our 30's and older! And ALL of us are parents.

FYI, the fire challenge? The one that you just used as an example of "anyone who is thirty or older know that we didn't do the things teens are doing now. For example the fire challenge" was done by teens well back in the 1960's. The cinnamon challenge? The same. The 'eraser' challenge? again...A LONG time ago when it started. Back in my 'day', the challenge was branding. You heated a hairpin red hot and branded yourself with it...and, BTW, I'm 44 years old, so I didn't drop off the turnip truck yesterday.

You are attempting to portray yourself as a 'Christian' woman...and yet you are ignoring your biblical instruction by passing judgment, rather than giving it to God. So, rather than just claiming to be Christian, may I recommend that you re-familiarize yourself with your New Testament?

Jesus teaches acceptance. He does not teach judgment, persecution, or hate.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/02/2014

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Dove, I bet you also don't lecture them on how they're going to hell, and take it upon yourself to judge them for not having your beliefs, though...I really can't see you doing that ♥

ETA: Actually, some of the most 'christian' people I know profess to be atheist, and TBH, I'd rather have them around than some of my Christian acquaintances at times ☺

Jodi - posted on 10/01/2014

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"When I said this generation of teens I mean in general, anyone who is thirty or older know that we didn't do the things teens are doing now."

Of course we did things teens are doing now. Slightly different stupid things, yes, but we did them. But guess what, the difference is? We just didin't video them and upload them to Youtube. Maybe you lived in a bubble "back then" but I didn't. I guarantee kids did this stuff ALL the time.

I'm sorry you have such a low opinion of teenagers. Try to actually get to know a few and your opinion may change.

Dove - posted on 10/01/2014

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You do realize that most (if not all) of us ARE over 30, right? No... you are not speaking the truth. Yes... some kids do STUPID things, but there have always been kids doing stupid things... just because some of the stupid things they do are different... does not make them any better or worse than previous generations.

It seems as if you are using your rant on teens to speak out against homosexuality... but the two topics really have nothing to do w/ each other.

Jodi - posted on 09/30/2014

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I hate to enlighten you Beverly, but people have been saying this since Socrates. But actually, teenagers today are no worse than previous generations. They are just different. Their issues are different. But they are no worse.

And stop your homophobic rants. Being gay is okay. And guess what, I'm FAR from being a teenager. Not judging? Pffft. Yes, you actually are. I hope none of your children or grandchildren are gay, because obviously they won't have family support, and that would be a very sad thing.

I feel sorry for you.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/02/2014

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OH, no, Gena!!! I hate posting from a phone!

Dove, you're so sweet ♥

Dove - posted on 10/02/2014

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Bummer Gena. I hope they fix it SOON!

Of course not Shawnn. I was just disagreeing w/ the use of the word acceptance as in 'whatever you do is OK and there's nothing wrong w/ it' because there is a big difference in loving someone unconditionally and accepting everything they believe or do as OK. ;)

Gena - posted on 10/02/2014

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****My internet is not working**** i am using my moms phone just to let you all know! i hope they fix the problem soon..sucks no tv no internet no phone!! take care ladies..hope to to be back soon!Gena W WtCoM Mod

Dove - posted on 10/02/2014

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Loving people and acceptance of certain things are not the same thing, Shawnn.

A couple of my best friends are atheists. I love them no matter what and would never treat them poorly because they do not believe in God, but I 100% do NOT agree w/ them not believing in God. I 'accept' that it is true, but I do NOT accept that it is ok.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/02/2014

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"actually not all that statement is true" Ok, then, you show me where, in the Bible, Jesus tells us that its OK for us to be judge and jury!

He does not. He tells us to love our neighbors and treat others as we would be treated. So for every time you treat someone of a different sexual orientation poorly, or exhibit judgment towards them, you are NOT following Jesus' teachings, you are taking it upon yourself to be God.

Ev - posted on 10/01/2014

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Hello there.

I got a bit of story for you. As teens we all did stupid or silly things. Well, today there are teens that are doing stupid and crazy or silly things. It's normal for teens to do that. Its called making mistakes and learning from them. We did that too. I was raised in the church growing up. I had the same Bible and stories from it that you all did. I also grew up and had kids of my own. When my daughter was two years old, I returned to my home church for the first time in 3 or 4 years. Soon enough I became a Sunday School teacher and I got to teach all the kids from about first grade up to junior high over a ten year period. In that ten years, a lot of the kids had a good basis in their faith. But a lot of them also did ask questions. In time they made their choice and it was usually to be Christian. I also had a boy when my daughter was in first grade. He was also raised in the church too. He and his sis had to also endure a divorce and step moms. While with their father and one step mother, they got distorted facts about the Bible and Jesus and the way God wanted his people to live life and son on. My daughter being older by 7 years had a good grasp of things when the divorce came and went. My son was five and though he had a good grasp of things for his age, under the distorted things he was told by his dad and step mom, he eventually by the age of 13 decided to ask for proof of God in church during a service when they had the testimony time. He was not being funny, he had asked a good question. From that point on his dad and step mom decided that he was atheist. He is not by any means. He is questioning things like any teen will do when they start thinking for themselves. He is trying to find out who he is, how he thinks about things, and what his belief system is to be. I pray that he will come back to being a Christian or take up those beliefs again but he is still trying to figure things out in his own mind. Other than that one thing, he is a good son and kid. He does his chores, does his schoolwork, listens to me and abides the rules though he has his moments sometimes, and he has respect for his elders. His sis was the same way and still is. They both are teens of this generation though my daughter is in her mid 20's now. And all their peers that I have come to know are good kids or were at the time my daughter was a teen. They had their moments when the made mistakes and learned from them. Pretty much all of them are Christians. So, let your kids think things through for themselves. EVentually, they will either come around again to your way of thinking or they will find their own way.

Lori - posted on 10/01/2014

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"Jesus teaches acceptance. He does not teach judgment, persecution, or hate"
actually not all that statement is true. we cannot accept what is not of god. jesus would not "accept" what is not of his father

Lori - posted on 10/01/2014

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Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6

i understand your frustration. I look around and see a world in chaos...a world hurting. people turning away in droves from their creator and it's more sad than frightening. teach your children and save those who can be saved.

Sarah - posted on 10/01/2014

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You say you hate "dealing with this"; dealing with what? That teens are demonstrating tolerance for homosexuals? I'd say that speaks volume for this generation, previous generations of teens did not show such tolerance for African Americans, unwed mothers, homosexuals.....To be raising socially conscious and accepting children today should be the goal of any Christian mother.

Beverly - posted on 10/01/2014

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I don't know what I was thinking about when I ran across this website and decided to vent. I know to cast all my cares upon the Lord because he cares for me. When I said this generation of teens I mean in general, anyone who is thirty or older know that we didn't do the things teens are doing now. For example the fire challenge, really who does that.My girls are my life and to me they are awesome! If any of you were offended I apologize. But the truth is the truth.l will not apologize for speaking on that. # man + woman = marriage! God bless you all!

Dove - posted on 10/01/2014

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I don't know... as a Christian mother who has kids very active in the youth group... I see a LOT of awesome teenagers. Kids today are no worse than they've ever been. Every generation has their punks and their goody goodies... and a ton of kids somewhere in between.

If you are having a problem w/ YOUR teen that you are seeking help for... post about that. But to make a post just to slam on teenagers? Take that judgement elsewhere please.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/01/2014

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Oh my. Another judgment by one who should leave judgment to God.

You ARE judging, by telling people YOUR interpretation of God's Laws. God says "Judgment is MINE". That means it is up to Him, not you, to determine sin and the level of.

You, as a good Christian, should know and understand that.

Oh...and FYI, teens of 'this' generation are no different from teens from your generation. There has ALWAYS been a faction that thinks 'this generation is the WORST'...and yet, somehow, they always seem to end up just fine in the long run, just as we did.

I encourage you to go back to your Bible to reinforce what YOUR responsibilities are vs. God's responsibilities.

Gena - posted on 10/01/2014

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Makes me wonder how many generations of teens you have seen. Its not like homosexuality only started in this generation.

Gena - posted on 10/01/2014

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How many parents didnt like their teens listening to Elvis Presley,The Beatles etc. And yes you are judging.. This might sound harsh,but its "Christians" like you, that are hypocrites and work on my nerves! Your kind act all so holy,but are the quickest to judge! Being gay is not a sickness! And who are you to judge? Isnt it,"Only God can judge"?Oh and you hate social media..what are you doing on the internet?Why dont you go study the bible and stop bashing gays and the teen generation.

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