God has made it clear throughout Scripture, and especially in Ephesians 2:10 and Psalm 139, that we are carefully created with love and with purpose. Yet Satan’s mission is to destroy that core identity and distort perceptions. The faulty messages communicated by our culture help the enemy do just that. In fact, many times people don’t realize they’re self-destructing. They think they’re pursuing what will make them feel better, which could include hurting themselves or making other people feel sorry or bad for them.
We don’t want our children to self-destruct. We want them to find what they need: to belong, to be good at something, to feel valuable as children of God. As we build our children up, listen to them, and help them find their God-given talents and purpose, we also need to help them clearly see the lies of our culture.