Rank Children?

15 07 2011

Here’s a good read for anyone wonderering how the gospel lives in the lives of mothers.

H.T. girltalk

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16 07 2011
Olivia

I read the article. I think it is assumptive on the vast majority of mothers, no matter their faith, who treasure their children day to day and make them a priority without questioning (or blogging!) it.
A related but wider point is the negativity of much of what Christians tend to write/preach/discuss. I have pondered this while looking at this, and similar,blogs. While there may be some truth in individual comments, taken as a whole they are not balanced with the positives about humans (whom God created),- the wonders in human daily actions and achievements…. the value and goodness we can actually find the lives of non-Christians. It can be all a bit ‘in the trenches’ against all the wicked who don’t know how to live -obviously. It tends to concentrate on dire warnings against ourselves. in the article the woman is (rightly) positive about her children in the comment,
‘full of good things’. I think we should remember that so are all humans, and be a bit more balanced.

16 07 2011
feemail

Thanks for visiting, Olivia. I didn’t think this writer was particularly defensive, or indeed, offensive to those who hold other beliefs. I thought she was just qualifying where she stood against criticism she has faced, and encouraging others to do the same.

But I think I know what you mean. It can all get a bit overbearing sometimes when we read too much of the “we’ve got it sorted” stuff. I try to avoid it so that I don’t get too wound up!

Thanks for commenting.

18 07 2011
Olivia

It does read as only Christians valuing their children or being sacrificial in their upbringing and the ‘hostile’ hordes being a stumbling block in this e.g. para. 3 their is a sweeping assumption that the general public do not value children. I have found this to be a small minority.
(She may have an issue with society’s under valuing of stay at home mothers which she is projection into this. That is a separate issue.)

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