I came across this timely article on how to help our children (and ourselves as well) face the challenges of today’s materialistic culture.

Temperance not only is undervalued but also misunderstood today. It does mean moderation, but not in a quantitative, mathematical sense. I could probably eat a dozen donuts, but that would be excessive. Yet not having any donuts would be excessive in the other direction, so I decide to eat only a half dozen. That’s a compromise, but not a temperate one! 

continue reading… Temperance Matters.