AR15.Com Archives
 Katy Perry: Strict Christian Upbringing
T1NMAN  [Member]
5/3/2011 10:47:26 AM EST

A very interesting and tragic read on the effects of mandating that christian kids have religious conduct over a heart that seeks holiness.

"adding that she was not allowed to say things like “deviled eggs” or “Dirt Devil,” to listen to secular music or read any other books but the Bible."

christian childhood

Paid Advertisement
--
juni4ling  [Team Member]
5/3/2011 12:39:44 PM EST
In my own realm of experience, some of the most messed-up adults I have met had some of the most well-meaning parents...

Nobody gets it 100% right... I hope that my kids look at me one day and say: At least he tried...

That being said, In my own life, I have seen some pretty messed-up kids becoming messed-up young adults moving into adulthood who had well-meaning parents who were not preparing their "own" for life in the "world."

And on that same token, I have seen some messed-up kids who had parents who were pushing their kids into dangerous decisions and lifestyles, because they thought they were "cool" parents...

Me, I take my kids to church every week. They don't have a choice about that, and I try to teach them character, and good moral decision making... Beyond that, when it comes time for them to start facing life and decisions on their own, I hope I have prepared them to "choose the right..." And I hope that I have taught them where to look for real truth in what life is all about... Most of all I hope that they trust me in what I tell them and teach them about life... And if they still trust me when they become adults, and can think and reason on their own, then I think I will have done a good job.

My gal likes me, we have been married nearly 15 years, but she still loves and respects her father, and he is still a positive influence on her... Same with my parents towards me...
Cattitude  [Team Member]
5/4/2011 6:15:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By T1NMAN:

A very interesting and tragic read on the effects of mandating that christian kids have religious conduct over a heart that seeks holiness.


Or a tragic read on on the effects of our toxic culture that breeds secular modernistic moral-relativists despite the best efforts of parents.
EndlessSteven  [Member]
5/5/2011 4:16:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By T1NMAN:

A very interesting and tragic read on the effects of mandating that christian kids have religious conduct over a heart that seeks holiness.

"adding that she was not allowed to say things like “deviled eggs” or “Dirt Devil,” to listen to secular music or read any other books but the Bible."

christian childhood



Meh.

I think she just wants to sell albums.

Didn't her initial foray into music center on selling Christian music?

She realized she could sell my records by flaunting her assets, and by singing controversial pop about kissing girls.

She wants money.

Lootie23  [Team Member]
5/5/2011 4:23:10 PM EST
Is she a crack addicted prostitute or something? I thought she was doing pretty good for herself.
Stan08  [Team Member]
5/9/2011 10:28:57 AM EST
Free will.

T1NMAN  [Member]
5/9/2011 2:01:44 PM EST
For me it simply boils down to Jesus.
While there is nothing wrong with instilling morals and wholesome values if parents neglect highlighting the redemption found in Jesus I think it can lead to adults that feel a burden of religion without the freedom found in Jesus Christ.
Children often stray and abandon the religious upbringing but if their hearts have encountered Jesus they will not be able to live their entire lives with His absence.
Yes, there are many sinful and destructive lifestyles people go down that break parents hearts but at the end the day if the kid understands what Jesus has done for sinners it will go much further than not giving the devil credit for deviled eggs.

The Bible tells parents to train up a child in the way they should go and that way is found in His word.
How many folks don’t let Gods word convict of sin but try and fill that role themselves?
In my mind trying to force repentance on a wayward child can damage relationship.
I hope that as the years go on Mrs. Perry will replace the memories of un-essential religious family quirks for the foundation found in Jesus Christ.

God has much bigger plans for his girls than simply Pop-stardom….I guess I need to pray that she won’t forget that.
Regency  [Member]
5/9/2011 6:39:41 PM EST
I have a friend that has a parents that force a 2hr family devotional on the kids every day of the week. Sunday church, Sunday school, Wednesday night church, and summer church camps. These kids are 15, 18, and 21. The oldest one who is 24 turned out real bad (in their minds) and avoids the parents at all cost even though he works at a Christian non-profit ranch.

You can teach good things, set a good example, and encourage/rewards good actions, but there is a point where it will be up to the child. Trying to own them their whole life and keep them from evil will just make them resent it.
loonybin  [Team Member]
5/11/2011 6:10:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lootie23:
Is she a crack addicted prostitute or something? I thought she was doing pretty good for herself.

From a worldly, secularist, non-Christian perspective, perhaps.

From a Christian perspective, she lives immodestly in her speech and (especially) dress, promotes a view of sexuality that is contrary to how God created us and what he created sex for (thus leading many youth into error by skewing their view of sex), and by her own words, has chosen not to live her life for Him, if not flat out rejected Him. From a Christian perspective, she's not "doing pretty good for herself."

We all sin and all need to repent of our sins, but some are in a position to lead countless others into sin (which is another sin by itself), which is why what they do matters more, publicly, than what you or I may do. If I sin, I may lead my children into sin, but if I'm a pop star living a life of sin, I may contribute to leading millions of youth into sin.

Luk 17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.
Paid Advertisement
--