by Karen Campbell from That Mom – When Failure Comes To Our Children
Editor’s note: This bit is also from the homeschooling book “The Joy of Relationship Homeschooling” by the blogger. She frequently flouts bad ideas from the book on her blog in an attempt to bolster sales. She used to go by the first name “Faye” online in the early days of the internet and was heavily involved in the lawsuit between Gentle Spirit Magazine founder Cheryl Lindsey Seelhoff and Homeschooling World’s Mary Pride. It’s interesting to see a bunch of grown women fight to be the head mean girl while claiming to be Christians. They took it pretty far in what heinous things they were willing to do. This paragraph sums up some of the worst ideas of God’s punishment for not obeying your parents ideas for you. Just one of many toxic ideas in the book.
“I am always jarred back to reality by the story of Jonah, of his refusal to obey the Lord, his recognition that he was in the belly of the fish, the biggest mess of his life, because of his disobedience and the fact that it was God who placed him there. In the second chapter he cries out to the Lord for mercy and deliverance and then makes this profound statement: “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs” (Jonah 2:8) (NIV). How well Jonah summed up the reality of what happens when we follow a life plan that does not please the Lord or put Him first! If our children fail and try to run away from the Lord by sinning against God through disobedience, especially by following a call He has not placed on their lives, they need to know that God may use amazing but painful ways to bring them back to Him. They need to understand that God is also a merciful and gracious God who is swift to forgive. We should do likewise.” ~ from The Joy of Relationship Homeschooling ~ when the one anothers come home.
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.