Monday, January 18, 2010

BEING "OPEN-MINDED"


Now there's a funny concept.

That of being "open-minded".

The athiest who believes there is no God. Is that "open-minded"?

The parent who is caught up in the trends and ways of the world - who sees their child hurting and being damaged by the "system", but thinks it's the only way to go. Is that "open-minded"?

The evolutionist who will not sway from the fact that the world was created from nothing, by nothing. "Open-minded"?

All this came up because I sometimes do book reviews for our local newspaper.

The book reviewing man contacted me last week and asked if I would be interesting in reviewing a book about raising teens. The subtitle of the book was "S*x, drugs and homework."

With our family's views on all three of these subjects (no dating, no drugs and no homework - well, with home education there is no need for what the world calls "homework") I had a feeling that the book might be something I would struggle with reading.

I emailed him back - thanking him for thinking of me, but said that I probably wouldn't be able to give this book a good review, and maybe he would be better to get someone else to do it.

His reply "Yes, it might be best to get someone a little more "open-minded" to review it."

I laughed.

I don't mind being labelled by those who don't understand. :o)

One day I might have the chance to talk to him about it, but until then I'll leave it with the Lord.

And in case any of you are wondering about the "No dating" thing, here is a message by S M Davis (scroll down the page to the message called "davisseven.mp3") which might help to explain why we have arrived at this decision for our children. This is one message we have listened to, along with other wise counsel on this subject which made terrific sense to us!

Blessings
The Mummalady

2 comments:

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Alison said...

We too are a 'no dating, no drugs and no homework' family. How sad that people think dating, drugs and homework are normal for their young adults when there is so much more that is so much better.
love Mrs Bart.