Even Children Recognize God’s Intention for Marriage

A recent article on intends to show liberal parents how they can teach their children to accept homosexual “marriage.” But actually, it serves better to illustrate the ability of children to recognize such a fraud when they see it.

The author, Lee Rose Emery, begins her article by recounting a time when the topic of marriage came up during a car ride with her kids. Emery, who has no desire to teach her children God’s intention for marriage, remembers telling her children that the most important thing about marriage is to “pick someone who is kind, and who really loves you.” But after dispensing her “wisdom” to her kids, Emery’s eight year-old daughter remarked, “Boys can’t marry boys.”

Predictably, the rest of the article is Emery’s attempt to teach other parents how to dispel their children’s “prejudices” against homosexual “marriage.”

But the Bible teaches that all people, even children like those discussed in the article, have an innate, God-given ability to know right from wrong and good from evil (Romans 1:19-20). It’s not surprising that children understand the God-ordained structure of marriage. Yet it’s even less surprising that some parents want to suppress this knowledge in the hearts of their children, much like they have already done in their own hearts (Romans 1:18).

Furthermore, the author doesn’t even address the possibility that some parents would want to teach their children about God’s definition of marriage. The closest Emery gets is by citing the experience of Heather, a mom who “doesn’t believe in” homosexual marriage, but is quick to add that she is not going to judge anyone.

Christian parents must be vigilant, never ceasing to teach their children what Scripture says about every aspect of life. Of course, this can and should be done in an age-appropriate manner, but it must be done.

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Deep conversations with my kids seem to always arise in the car. “The most important thing about marriage,” I told my kids when the subject came up, “is that you pick someone who is kind, and who really loves you.”

Deuteronomy 11: 18-21

“Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.