Raising children in today’s culture is hard. Raising godly children is even harder. Parents must compete against smartphones, YouTube, peer pressure, schedules packed with extracurricular activities, and more for the attention of their children. How, in this environment, can parents cut through the noise and make raising godly children a priority? That’s the question Kenneth Kremer tackles in Embracing Godly Character: The Christian Community’s Response to a Godless Culture.

In Embracing Godly Character, Kremer urges the church-at-large—specifically parents—to start having a conversation about raising a godly family in a culture that is, at its core, secular. “In a culture ever morphing and constantly mutating,” writes Kremer, “we need to assess the damage that our changing culture has done to the Christian family over the last half century.” This conversation is critical for parents because “no school setting, no educational model—parochial, private, or secular—can ever become a substitute for parental guidance and modeling.”

Embracing Godly Character isn’t preoccupied with changing the world on a grand scale. Instead, Kremer insists that change starts with individuals and families. Tim Goeglein, Vice President for External Relations at Focus on the Family, says that Kremer “points to the holy cross of mercy and grace and says that the way forward for Christians in this troubled era is to preoccupy ourselves with influencing, shaping, and molding godly character.”

For more information on Embracing Godly Character: The Christian Community’s Response to a Godless Culture or to order the book, please visit cph.org/godlycharacter or contact Lindsey Martie, Public Relations, by phone at 314-268-1303 or by email at Lindsey.Martie@cph.org.

About Kenneth J. Kremer

Kenneth J. Kremer is a retired school administrator and elementary school teacher. He previously served as a family-counselor-at-large for Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Services. From 1992 to 2011, he served as editor-in-chief for three periodicals that were developed for Christian parents.