Are Athletes good role models? – My son’s affection for Adrian Peterson

11 Dec

Earlier this week, I wrote about Bill Cosby, and how to respond to fallen role models.  This has been a year filled with fallen role models in our home.

We have lived in Minnesota for the last 13 years, and my middle son (who is 8) loves sports.  He loves playing and watching them.  So you can imagine his sadness when he came home from school talking about Adrian Peterson (running back for the Vikings) who earlier this year accepted a plea deal for child abuse.  My son was devastated for the team, and that someone who seems so honored by society could have hurt his son.

In light of our discussion about role models, I found this great article by CT, and I wanted to share it with you.  The article is entitled “Christian Athletes are not Role Models.”

May God guide us as we seek to live a live worthy of emulation.

Dr. G. David Boyd is the Founder and Managing Director of EA Resources, a non-profit based on providing resources for Emerging Adults and their parents.  He admits that he is not a sports fan, and has never watched a complete football game.


One Response to “Are Athletes good role models? – My son’s affection for Adrian Peterson”


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