The same goes with our walk with God. It is vital for the child's well-being that the parents are first connected to the life-source of Christ. That way they can assist their children. Instead we have parents who are trying to assist their children through life without the life-giving "oxygen" of Christ and everyone ends up falling short.
Friends I encourage you to put on Christ daily so you can not only save yourselves but then you can assist those around you who are perishing.
"Remain in me and I will remain in you. Apart from me you can do nothing." -JESUS (John 15)