Teaching Morality in the Family
How do people come by their moral values? Does it happen automatically? Is it a developmental process? If values come out of the Bible, how do they get from the Bible into the heart? Is it possible, as many of our children are hearing in school, that it’s possible to be “good without God?”
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We started this series several months ago by asking, “What is morality?” Then, in the next one, we studied where morality comes from. And after that, we talked how humans develop morality. The evidence indicates that it is in stages, like all the other things that we develop. So today we’re going to talk about how parents can teach morality to their children.
This might not seem as important to some folks as it ought to be, but there is a man named Robert Coles, who spent his entire life studying how children develop morality. Here is what he says about it: