The following is an email I sent my kids this morning, as soon as my wife saw it she said I should blog it as soon as possible. She felt like someone else out there needed to see it.
I know we've never taught on this much, we've focused more on what Christ has done in you, but after prayer and study this morning I want to give this verse to you as a challenge:
Since we have these promises, dear friends,
let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit,
perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
God has done a work in us, but we also have a responsibility to do a work in us. So, my children, whom I love so dearly, don't let the things of this world entangle you. That is their motive. Do what you need to do to clean your life.
I love you