I can’t remember anymore where I saw the link to this piece. [Oh, it was the lovely Kate Wicker!] It’s got me thinking quite a bit this week: Proclaiming Our Purpose in Parenting
A recent conversation with my sister (who parents in complete opposition to me) had her saying this:
“We have the same goals for our children, but we have very different ways of trying to accomplish that goal. We are very concerned that your methods will not get you the result you want.”
I said, “I would gently suggest that our goal may not actually be the same, and, as such, you may not be able to judge our methods by what you think the goal is.”
She went on to say this:
“Don’t we both have the same goal of ending up with kids who love God and serve Him?”
I would say that is absolutely NOT my goal, nor is it a reasonable goal for any believing parent to have.
[bold is in the original]
At first that bolded statement shocked me. As I read on I found that I agreed 100%. Before you think I’ve lost my mind, click through and read the whole argument.
I posted some follow-up thoughts here: The Life of Significant Soil
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