Monday, April 13, 2009

Starved for Real Love

Our kids are starving for genuine parental love. That’s why so many of them search out or fall into sexual relationships at a young age. They don’t know how to love because they have not seen love modeled, so they settle for sex, which the media portrays as love.

What happens when parents pay little or no attention to their children? What happens when work stress is allowed to pollute relationships at home? What happens when adult role models are gone or absent from the home? Our Judeo-Christian values are not communicated effectively, if at all. Children and young people are left starved for love.

Where teenage premarital sex is concerned, the only foolproof solution is prevention. This begins with parents spending time with their children long before hormones, peers and the media begin pressuring them about sex.

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