The Rev. Billy Graham has warned parents of the possible negative impact too much media exposure can have on children, reports The Christian Post.
In his answer to a question from a parent in the “My Answers” section of his website, the famous evangelist cautioned parents that constant exposure to the “violence, sexual immorality, greed, and so forth” of much of today’s media can teach children to act contrary to what their parents may be teaching them.
“Raising our children is one of the most important responsibilities God gives us, and neglecting it or leaving it to others can be disastrous," Graham writes, pointing to Proverbs 22:6, which says: "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Graham them offers advice for how to raise Godly children:
"First, commit your lives and your family to Christ. God loves you, and He is more concerned about your children than you are. Make Christ your foundation, and begin rebuilding your family on God's will. Then ask God to help you give more attention to your children. Do things together as a family [...] teach your children how they should live (both by your example and your words) [...] pray with them [...] monitor what they watch [...] and seek out a church with an active Christ-centered youth program."
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Publication date: June 16, 2016