Several years ago I met with a woman distraught over her son's rejection of Christianity. She said, "I did everything I could to raise him right. I taught him to be like the 'heroes of faith,' with the faithfulness of Abraham, the goodness of Joseph, the pure heart of David, and the obedience of Esther." She wondered why he had rejected Christianity. I wondered why it took him so long. (pp. 1-2)
Back to the book in a minute...
It also talked about the dangers of moralism supplanting the need for grace in our kids. Click here to check it out; it's awesome, too.
I'm sure you've heard of (and possibly grown up with) Veggie Tales. What you may not know is that Phil Vischer, creator of the show, has since spoken out against the moralism taught in his popular series:
Interested? Stuff like this just fascinates me, I think it's because I'm a recovering legalist.