Slacker and Steve - GMD: Fear of God (Audio)

May 18, 2017

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Mike and Audrey are married and have an 8-year-old son, Liam. Their son has been acting up a lot at home and at school lately. They have threatened Liam with groundings, taken toys away, revoked privileges, and absolutely nothing is working. He continues to act up and doesn’t have any respect for authority.


When Mike was growing up, his parents made him go to church and he remembers having a conscious fear of God. It kept him from acting out in a lot of situations and getting in trouble. He stopped going to church when he moved out of his parent’s house, but he thinks it might be time to go back and introduce Liam. He thinks Liam could learn a lesson or two and have the fear of God instilled in him.


But Audrey is an atheist and is totally against Liam going to church. She doesn’t believe that an invisible man in the sky will be able to correct Liam’s behavior issues. She thinks this is mostly a stage Liam is going through and they need to stay on course with parenting and things will eventually pass. She says maybe they can seek the advice of a therapist or another professional that has actual scientific evidence to help them. Someone that deals with kids in modern times rather than referring to an outdated fictional book for parenting advice.


Would church help correct Liam’s behavior issues?