remember that the standard of the children cannot be higher than the standard

Remember that the standard of the children cannot be

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remember that the standard of the children cannot be higher than the standard of their parents. This does not mean that we should set a false standard. We should have a standard that is genuine and spiritual. If we have this, our children will come up to our standard. Please remember that your children will learn to love what you love and hate what you hate. They will learn to treasure what you treasure and condemn what you condemn. You must set a moral standard for yourself and your children. Whatever your moral standard is, that will be their
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standard as well. Your standard of loving the Lord will be their standard of loving the Lord. There can be only one standard in a family, not two. I hope we can see that God has committed our children to us. There can be only one standard in the family. Whatever we forbid our children to do, we should not do. There must never be two standards in a family, one for the children and another for us. We must keep the same standard for our children’s sake. We must sanctify ourselves to maintain a standard. Once the standard is set, we must maintain it. I hope we will all take good care of our children. They are constantly watching us. Whether or not they behave well depends on whether we behave well. They are not merely listening to us; they are watching us as well. They seem to know everything. They know if we are pushing them around, and they know if we are acting in front of them. We should not think that we can deceive our children. No! They cannot be deceived. They know how we feel, and they are clear about the true picture. Whatever we demand of our children, we must take the same position in that matter. (Raising Up the Next Generation for the Church Life pp 119-122
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