Just to Clarify!!
This is in response to a comment I had. Children are NOT always a product of their environment. I have known kids who came from Godly homes that did not reflect their upbringing and I have also known people who came from horrendous backgrounds who rose above it. You just cannot generalize people. God has a plan for each of us. If we start judging kids by their "environment", we will dismiss alot of potential leaders. Character is a learned thing fashioned largely by our environment, but it does not begin and end with parents. There are lots of opportunities for us to instill positive traits and qualities in kids who aren't seing that at home.
Climb off soapbox, wait one more thing. I did not come from an ideal home. I would not even call it Godly. Churchly, yes. Godly, no. The devil uses that as a weapon on me daily. I know I am not as Godly or loving as my children have the opportunity to be, yet God still allows me to be a part of his will. I was not taught modesty. We wore our clothes as revealing as we could-all four of us. We showed our butts before we had anything to show. We all four grew up to be modest women. Life is a great teacher and God is good.
I have to remind myself of all of this often, or I will disregard a soul and think I am better than they are. I am not.
Stepping off soapbox. I hope that did not come across as "holier than thou". I did not mean it that way. I just probably took an innocent comment a little too personal because for me it was. When we are born, we don't get to pick our "homelife". One of my questions for God when I get to Heaven. That and why several of my very patient and loving friends did not have kids despite planning and praying for them and he "surprised" me with three at a time when I wasn't quite "fit" for it.