As a Christian our goal is to be like Christ in every area of our lives. And as a parent we should be teaching our children to do the same.
Matthew 18:6 NKJV
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
In the above verse the words, “causes… to sin” explicitly means to put a snare, trap, or stumbling block in someone’s way. A stumbling block is defined as something that stands in the way of achieving a goal or of understanding something.
Some questions to ask yourself during the holiday season:
1. What would Jesus do? What would Jesus participate in?
2. How are our holiday activities drawing our children into an intimate relationship with God and promoting a deeper love for God?
3. Are our holiday symbols, traditions and activities innocent fun or are they stumbling blocks for our children? Do they draw our children closer to God or do they open the door to Satan in their lives through deception?
4. Is there such a thing as an okay lie? REMEMBER, if you lie to your children when they are little, don’t be surprised when they lie to you when they are teenagers.
5. Does God have a double standard for holidays?