The idea of my children being “pastor’s kids” has always been a dreaded thought in the back of my mind. I've heard so many stories of PK's, most of them more like nightmares. It's not something any mother likes to think about- her children rejecting the Lord and turning from the Faith. And it seems PK's wander at an extremely high rate. What's a pastor and his wife to do? Hit their knees in prayer, that's what. It's our greatest defense and our only hope.
I still remember when Papa Johns came to my hometown. Man, I loved their pizza. Still do. And I loved that it became the pizza of choice for my church’s youth group… But counting on pizza for the success of any youth group is banking on the wrong papa. According to the best available data, the most reliable predictor of children’s ongoing church attendance is how consistently their own father attends.
Just days following U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioning the morality of having children in today’s world on an Instagram Live Q&A, two women in the U.K. appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire show to share why they have gone on a “BirthStrike.”
In the whole run-up surrounding the push for same-sex marriage and LGBT “rights,” some predicted that the normalization of homosexuality would open the door to other deviant practices. Usually at the top of the list of things being warned against was pedophilia. But we were told over and over that this was offensive, and just an invalid “slippery slope” argument.