Where have they gone?

I am constantly surprised by the lack of morals I see around me, especially working in the public school system. We're supposed to correct student's language if we hear something not appropriate. But then when I go into the staff lounge I hear bad language in there! How does someone teach another morals if they do not follow it for themself? What is even more frustrating is that I am slowly learning of the people who go to our church and they are the ones with the foul language. I would love to hear more pastors stand up and be convicting of the ways we live our lives. I know I'm not perfect and there are things I need to work on, so bring it on. Sometimes we need a wake up call and someone to point things out before we realize that we have been in a rut and need to get out.

My biggest shock was last week with the pre-schoolers on the bus. There are 3 brothers whose dad lets them watch the Chucky movie. I've never seen it, I believe it came out when I was in elementary school, and there was no way I was allowed to watch it. The boys are constantly talking about that movie and told me that they learned how to flip someone off because of that movie. So we talked about how that is not good to do, and at least they understood that.

Why does it seem that morals have really declined? More and more things are becomming acceptable and it makes me scared and sick. Is it just not important anymore or is less and less getting passed down in families from generation to generation. I think my family has done a good job at passing down good morals and I am proud of that. Tim and I have struggled with teaching morals in our own church with people I guess not even thinking about things. I don't know if it's 'cause I grew up in the South and we both grew up in conservative homes or what.

Tim and I have talked about this a few times since school started up this Fall. Do we not have kids for fear that they will be influenced by the lack of morals around us? Or do we have kids and raise them up as followers of Christ and pray that God will use them to influence those around them?


  1. Oh, have kids and raise them up in the Lord! He told us to go out and multiply for a His followers would be many.

    Dana, I grew up with cussing in my family. So after becoming a Christian...that was the hardest thing for me to break. I do fine now, unless I lose my temper. I hardly lose my temper, except with my husband:) But it takes an awful lot to make me angry.

    Cussing is a habit or a "language". You grow up in Spain, you speak Spanish. You grow up in a house that uses that language, you speak it...without realizing it. Just pray for the Holy Spirit to convict them who are using it in the teacher's lounge. Are they new Christians maybe? I know it was and is the Holy Spirit that helps me on issues like this. I have many!

    I bet God has placed you there for that very reason, to pray for them.You are so sweet, Dana. I'm glad I found your blog long ago! God bless you:)

  2. Where have morals gone? It's just wrong for teachers to tell us students one thing and then go do the thing they told us not to do.

    I'm with Susie on this. I'm growing up right now with a cussing family. And although I'm a Christian, I'm still struggling with it, but it isn't heard at school or church or even at home as often. Only ever when I get really mad; that's when I do it. And it's usually at a material object such as my homework or my computer. How stupid is that?

    It's a bad habit that I'm trying to get rid of. There was a point in my life where all I did was cuss, but slowly I'm working my way out of that habit. Now I only do it like I said when I get angry at stupid things. It's not worth getting angry about computers and homework. It's all material items and won't matter in the end. I'm not taking my math homework to Heaven, right?

  3. unfortunately the fish, wet in water metaphor is approprate in this circumstance…have kids Dana,
    Proverb 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it."