I’m guessing that most parents get these frustrating moments where we think the younger generation is dealing with unprecedented challenges and, as parents, we are having to deal with things never before seen. In some ways, the rapid development of technology and the growing accessibility of it all make for challenges that our parents could never have imagined. But, if we are to believe Scripture, we need to remember that there is nothing new under the sun, and God is still faithful in giving his Grace to parents who ask it of Him and who strive to seek and follow Scripture’s principles in raising our children.
It’s a messy and never-perfect process, but just following the culture’s standards is never the answer. It goes without saying that we are called to stay engaged in the struggle to train our children, to discern and protect them from harmful influences they are not yet mature enough to fight on their own. This is true even if we as parents don’t fully grasp what all this technology is all about. So don’t let technology intimidate you – engage and be intentional in discussing, praying, discerning and deciding what is best for your kids!