The average kid may be sexually active before marriage, try drugs and alcohol, cheat at school, lie to parents, consider suicide, steal, dishonor parents, and reject Christ and His church, is that what you want for your children? None of those things are NORMAL even if they are so common as to be accepted by most as normal with the explanation that, "You can’t stop kids from doing these things" and the firm belief that if there is a kid that makes it through the minefield of puberty and adolescence without major complications their parents must be ‘lucky’ to have gotten good kids. It is true that you can’t be there to stop your kids from doing all of these things, but you can train them so that they will stop themselves. There may be some parents that got lucky because their kids had other adults or good Christian peers that kept them going the right direction, but the vast majority of kids who make it do so because of the active involvement of their parents, you see that is what God calls normal: parents rearing their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Of course even the best of parents are not perfect and they may strikeout on many occasions, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have a successful career if they acknowledge those failings and work to improve.
What about you? Are you happy to have an average family? I don’t. I want to have an excellent family, a normal family. We just have so many abnormal, dysfunctional, sinful, failing families in our nation that it seems normal. It seems normal because so many people have never seen normal. We are to be the light of the world, a city set on a hill. We need desperately to show the world what normal really is.