Today’s music has been inundated with foul language, inappropriate and irresponsible behavior. As a parent I make it a point to keep my kids tuned in to Christian music and clean, innocent secular tunes as well. I know it can be challenging because these days kids are basically seeing, listening and doing things that are not age appropriate and there parents seem to have no issues with it. Obviously all parents have the right to do as they wish when it comes to rearing their children. However, I can’t help but wonder how they convince themselves that it’s okay or worse yet have no idea of what it is that their kids are listening to or even doing. Why is that? It’s frustrating when you send your child to school and he comes home singing “Thrift Shop” or some other ill-conceived song because their friends played it for them. Why are they even producing these songs? What are they trying to promote? The same goes for movies and books, but I’ll stick to music this time.
Though I am only one, I choose to boycott those types of lyrics. I refuse to succumb to these morally devoid songs. The saddest part is that these same songs that are promoting drugs, premarital relations and illicit behavior are becoming more and more popular. People are obviously listening to and buying this music. How can that be? We need to be more involved with our kids, set higher standards. The old adage “Garbage In, Garbage Out” still rings true. We need to set examples and steer them clear of these types of influences and start supplying them with better alternatives.
I want to start sharing the music that has influenced my kids in a positive way. I also want to encourage you to share any and all good music suggestions. As parents we are assigned the great privilege of guiding our children onto paths that will lead to success. Let’s work together to offer our kids something better.
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Here is a video of my daughters favorite singer, Jamie Grace. I think it’s simply beautiful. Let me know what you think.