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Dear Dr. Smith

I have searched topics and common questions for my answer to no avail. Please help! My daughter in law is taking my granddaughters to a "gay" wedding. I see this as celebrating sin but more importantly, teaching the children that sin is alright. What does the Bible say about parents who lead children away from their innocence and purity and toward sin?

Dear Friend,

I sense your frustration and I do understand why. The Bible clearly says train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Your son and daughter in law will have to decide what are the necessary training and values they want to pass on to their child/children.

There is no text that I can think of that provides an answer to your question. However the Bible is quite clear as to how parents should relate to their children. Eph 6. 4 says, "And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord". Clearly the text is stating that parents have a duty to bring their children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. If not, in the end, they will have to answer the question that is asked in Jer 13:20 "Where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?"

My strongest text that I can leave you with is Mark 9:42 which says, “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.”

I will be praying for you and your family.

God bless.

Dr. Smith.
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