“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Comment on Today's Standards of "Acceptibility"
I don't mind living outside of society's ideal standards of what they consider acceptable. Our family answers to God and no one else. We live our lives according to His standard. However, I have made quite a bit of very sad observations lately. One is society's idea of that "acceptable" family. Today society views any type of family other than the biblical family as acceptable. The single mother, twice divorced, living on welfare and child support touted as a good hard working parent, doing what is in the best interest of her children. Then in the very next sentence I have seen a strong homeschooling Christian family blasted because the mother stays at home and homeschools. This family being told that they are ruining their children. This is just one example, but I could go on and on of what is acceptable by today's society and what is not. I am not blasting single mothers by any means because I was raised by one. I think many single mothers are brave and courageous women doing the best they can in a corrupt world. However, that should not be society's ideal standard for a family and yet it is more acceptable and normal than one in which the parents are still happily married with the father working and the mother taking care of the home. Why is it that when one follows the Biblical standard they become criticized and ridiculed, and when one follows a non-biblical path they are lauded and praised. I find it a sad commentary on the humanity of today. As for our family, we all are "outside the box" kind of folks. I guess following God's plan is an outside the box kind of life. I hate to tell those other folks, but living outside the "box" by today's standards is truly freeing to the soul! God bless.