No Sitting This One Out + Free Giveaway

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Recently, I went with my daughter and four grandchildren to a local mall so the children could get their wiggles out on a cold and blistery day. While there, we encountered a bigger-than-life display at the store front of a popular bridal shop: two women dressed as brides for their wedding day…to each other. There, for all to see. In your face. This is your new world. Explain that to a 4-year-old! But that is just the beginning of the difficult things my grandchildren will increasingly encounter.

Here is a sad but urgent message from Todd Pruitt posted at “Mortification of Spin”:

As you can see, there is no sitting out this revolution. You will be made to care. The new revolution’s battle for our children’s minds and allegiance now has the formal support of the state. The culture war has been brought into the living rooms of every household. The report from the Obama Administration makes clear that any school which does not comply with the rules of the new sexual revolution will face the retaliation of the Federal Government.

The indispensable Rod Dreher issued the following words last evening:

“My government is the enemy of my church and my family. It has come to that. I figured it would one day. But not so soon”…

Sadly, the church has in too many cases equipped our young people with a facile “being Christian is fun” theology which will quickly wither and die under the heat of this new revolution.

(“Enemies of the State,” May 13, 2016)

There is truly no sitting this one out. Too much is at stake, namely God’s objective and absolute truth—especially Gospel truth. More than ever, the church and parents need to make an intentional, serious effort to prepare and equip our children and youth for this moral revolution. They will need a solid faith built upon the sure foundation of God’s Word, lived out with relentless confidence and joy through all of life’s circumstances. And that will require us to go way beyond “fun” in our classrooms.

First, here are two good resources to help clarify the impact of the Federal government’s recent directive to our nation’s public schools and the wider issues involved for our children and families:

Dr. Albert Mohler, “The Briefing – May 16”

Joe Carter, “Explainer: Federal Government Issues Letter on Transgender Policy to America’s Public Schools”

Second, if you have not done so, prayerfully consider using this CDG study for youth:

Rejoicing in God’s Good Design – A Study for Youth on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Third, I highly recommend parents using the new book God’s Design with your elementary-aged children. I just gave a copy of this to my daughter and son-in-law.

Fourth, Free Give-away!

Enter a comment of any length by Friday, May 20, and your name will be entered to receive a free copy of God’s Design. We will choose 2 winners at random and announce them on Wednesday May 25.

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Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

19 Responses to “No Sitting This One Out + Free Giveaway”

  1. Tania May 18, 2016 at 9:31 am #

    This is so true, we can’t sit out on these issues and explaining to our children must be done with deep love with those on the other side of this. Praying that the word of God birth in our children unshakable faith in the midst of opposition and rejection and also deep compassion for the lost.

  2. Jennie May 18, 2016 at 9:34 am #

    So excited for the God’s Design book! Love these series of books. We use them in our children’s ministries and we love the Children Desiring God curriculum! Thank you for your commitment and desire in training our young people in the Word of God!

  3. Justine May 18, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    Rejoicing in Gods design is an absolute must. We used in our youth Sunday school classes and will probably do so again soon. I can wait to get the new book Gods Design! Thank you all at CDG for your continued Faithfullness to the Truth!

  4. Stephanie Jackson May 18, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    Praying often for the next generation in this area.

  5. Kendal Barriere May 18, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    I would love a chance to win! Thanks

  6. Kirstin Martin May 18, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    Would love to win a copy of this to share with my littles. Thanks for the links to the articles, too!

  7. Veiled Rebecca May 18, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    Glad to get some guidance and advice on these important issues to teach my kids about God’s design.

  8. Bonnie McDonald May 18, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

    Thank you for being a reliable resource for truth!

  9. Troy Young May 18, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

    Thank you all for all that you do!

  10. Alice Herren May 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

    Am interested in reading this book!

  11. Heather Tucker May 18, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

    Thank you for speaking the truth! And thank you for hosting a giveaway… Would love to win. I have had to start discussing all of these things with my 7 year old daughter… But I am so thankful to give her a biblical lens through which to view the world!

  12. Sadie Elliott May 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    This seems like a great resource for teaching our three littles.

  13. Steve Houser May 18, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    I was just reading about the book, God’s Design….I am really excited to get an opportunity to win it…Thanks

  14. Anthony Trussoni May 19, 2016 at 8:27 am #

    No secular culture has ever embraced Biblical values, nor do we have reason to suspect they ever would. Every age has had it’s evils that were paraded as moral rights and Christians have always stood as cultural outcast. I see this issue as no different and if anything the sexual revolution is probably a lesser evil than the extent of racism or class-ism that was proudly embraced by past generations. Sometimes I worry we become far more concerned with saving a culture than saving souls (myself very much included). Every generation has had to explain to it’s sons and daughters why we don’t uphold the world’s values, this generation is no different other than that it relates to a slightly different moral issue. I say let’s keep Christianity weird. I also say I would love to have that book for free.

  15. Johanna May 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    I just read about this series of books recently and would love the opportunity to look at one.

  16. Gloria Tam May 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    Thank God for this book that comes out for such a time as this.

  17. Bethany May 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    Have you heard of the book, The Broken Image? I read a part of it many years ago when my friend converted to lesbianism and I found, at least the part that I read, to be helpful. I have not seen a good book review of it and I am hoping it is not out of print- at least if it was as good as I remember. We were meant to display God as a mirror reflects truth, but now we are all broken…

  18. Lisa May 19, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    We love this series! Thank you theologically sound children’s books!

  19. Kati May 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    Have witnessed the CDG curriculum make a difference in our family! Thank you!

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