The children of truly godly parents

(Edward Bickersteth)

Often, the children of truly godly parents,
are acquainted only with the theory of true
religion--but their hearts are far from being
influenced by it. When such leave home, and
family restraints are removed--they generally
yield to the corrupt inclinations of their hearts.
And if they even keep within the bounds of
, (which is not always the case) they
gradually adopt the attitudes, manners and
habits of the world.