How do we teach and instill values in our children and impress upon them the importance to live them, not just force our values on them while they live under our roof?
Recently I was talking with a high school friend. She was instrumental in my impressionable years in keeping me active in our church. I loved her family and all they stood for. They were very active in the church and her parents held some pretty prominent callings. Now some 15+yrs later her parents are still active but none of their kids are. They have all abandoned the standards they were raised with. Modesty, chastity, the word of wisdom, and fidelity mean so little to them.
How do I ensure my children living the standards I believe to be important for them, and not just doing it because I tell them to, that they do so because they are as passionate about them as I am?