Behavior stems from what we think—our attitudes, beliefs, values, and opinions. (Barna Group, research organization)

Our education, environment, and associations will affect our actions. But as Barna suggests those are only elements that contribute to a person’s mindset. To some degree, they do influence our conduct. So, it’s critical that we train our children to adopt true values and learn how to think before they act–lessons that are essential for proper behavior at every age-level.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. (Romans 12:2)