How you respond to that teaching is a heart issue between you and the Lord.
The only times you will be contacted about your giving is either when you request it, or when you receive your annual giving statement summary.
I believe to close our eyes to this phenomenon is to bypass a vital means of helping our youth through the potentially troublesome teen years.
Why have so many parents, teachers, and preachers accepted the status-quo in this area?
This provides a high level of accountability as well as a great spirit of team cooperation as we follow God’s leading for this church. Rather, we choose to occasionally preach and teach what God’s Word says about Christian stewardship and giving.
Why is their family now boring to them whereas extracurricular activities and friendships outside their home are a very high priority?
Although many factors play a part in the problems and pressures of teenage years, one of them demands a closer scrutiny from believing parents; the factor of boy-girl relationships.
No, if this were true, we would certainly have different camps.
The reason for this zeal to get out of bed is to “put on their face” with painstaking care so as to best be able to attract the latest cute boy they are chasing.