Rebecca Hagelin

Our children must distinguish between what’s right, on the one hand, and what’s familiar, but dysfunctional, on the other.

Ground them in the truth: marriage is between one man and one woman and children do best when raised by their married mother and father. This biblical truth is proven by social science data, by history, and must be protected if America is to survive as a civil society. The Institute for Marriage and Public Policy has a treasure trove of research and information on the subject that you can access for free at

It’s also critical to limit your children’s exposure to gay propaganda. Lies are seductive, so our children must be wary. How many episodes of Modern Family or Glee does it take before our children shrug at “gay families?” The other side knows that familiarity encourages acceptance; we need to recognize that too.

Finally, make certain your children know that it is important to show kindness to everyone. It’s also critical to teach our kids that just as past generations were wrong to stigmatize the innocent child born to unmarried parents, it is wrong to stigmatize a child being raised by homosexuals. At the same time, your children must know that it is wrong for others to intimate them into silence about sharing their own religious and moral views on the subject. Let them know that ugly tactics of homosexual activists or pressure to conform to what is “politically correct” are wrong and should be rejected.

As we struggle to preserve God’s design for the family – the design that is best for men, women and children – we will be persecuted, and so will our children. The sad reality is that if we don’t equip our sons and daughters stand for truth, the timeless definition of family will soon be destroyed. Your children are the targeted generation – how are you preparing them for the battle?

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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