Dr. Paul Faulkner, one of my former professors, taught at Abilene Christian University for many years. He taught Marriage and Family Therapy and a number of other related courses. On several different occasions, I heard him speak of the "neglected curriculum." Paul believed that there were certain gaps in the education and home life of many children. There were important concerns, skills, values, etc. that were never taught.
I am wondering what you think. Please reflect for a moment on some of the homes and some of the churches you have known. What is the neglected curriculum in each?
What is the neglected curriculum in so many homes? Have you observed that children often grow up with gaps in their training? What gaps have you noticed?
What is the neglected curriculum in so many churches? What are the gaps? What is the neglected curriculum in either the formal teaching/preaching or in the life and experience of the church? I would enjoy hearing what you have noticed.