By Lisa Cherry
When I heard of my precious 17-year-old’s recent classroom experience, I was heartbroken. She’s taking a class this semester at our local junior college, and over and over she has encountered the nightmarish tactics that conservative Christian worldview experts have warned us about.
Long classroom discussions on politically correct, “inclusive” language; vicious attacks in class from a fellow student calling her a “homophobe” when she expressed her view that homosexuality is wrong; lectures from her teacher on “tolerance” coupled with disdain for anything but liberal immorality… Truly my daughter is being tested in her faith to stand.
What is a mother to do when her teen is under such pressure? I have considered contacting the school. But what if that backfires on her grade? I have considered having her drop the class. But that will adversely impact her academic standing. So I am left to wrestle it out.
If I did not see her arising, I would pull her out no matter what the cost to grade or finances. But I am watching an amazing sight. God is empowering her to stand! He is strengthening her resolve as the testing is strengthening her faith. Wow! I am so grateful.
Fellow parents, we must equip our kids in new ways. Normal Christianity will not survive the level of persecution heading our way. As you read her recent blog post, will you pray for her—and all our Christian kids—to pass the faith test?? And while you are at it, pray for all the POTTS (Parents of Teens and Tweens) who must disciple the next generation for the remnant!