My wife has a cousin who since age 12 has permanent brain trauma from sneaking off for a joy ride with his neighbor and his neighbor’s uncle. Unfortunately, the uncle was drunk. He rolled the car and the rest is history. My wife’s cousin presently lives in a Nursing Home where they can adequately take care of him.
It is not nagging when we make such tragedies know to our children (upper elementary and above). The devastation of drunkenness should be taught. Drunkenness’ “pathway” to sin found in the Scripture as well as the modern day tragic stories should be given as support for the clear warning Scripture offers.
Another tragic story:
by Angie Gratzl
May God’s grace and peace be with you,
Mark Strohm, Jr.