A dear friend of mine told me this morning that it's truly impossible to shelter our children – she said, "My own sin did as much damage as anything in the world could have!"
I know she's right. My sinful nature screams loudly and clearly a stark contrast to the Bible.
And I've seen my children's natures emerge, too. More than halfway finished raising my brood, I still recall as though it were yesterday one single moment with each of them… that moment when they go from being innocent babies, viewing themselves as an extension of myself, to individuals with sinful natures and awareness of their own will.