How do we prepare them for the rude, thoughtless comments? How do we respond to those who plant the seeds of feminism in their minds? For a long time, these kinds of comments from others would really anger me. I was angry that people would disregard what the word of God clearly states is the purpose and calling of womanhood; Christian believers following after the ways of this world. It still does upset me to a point. I want all the humanistic ideals to be far, far from our daughters. I want them to only be touched by the word of God and have this implanted in their minds. I want them to Know Truth, Seek Truth, and Breathe Truth. As far as I am able, I will protect them and guard them while their minds are forming, vulnerable little sponges set to soak up whatever is around them. We do not live in a perfect, God-fearing world. Those half-truths (lies) will come, and I and my daughters must be prepared with the Full Armor of God.
So we keep a good relationship. They come to me and tell me what somebody said that was not right (against the Word of God). They know it is not right because we have talked about it (Deuteronomy 6:7). So when someone contradicts God's Word, I remind the children that they always need to compare what someone is saying with what God says in His Word. It is what God says that matters. Even if everybody else is doing or saying the same thing, it is what God says that matters, and that is what we need to follow. Then I find for them the Scripture to show them what God says about a subject. They are happy to hear the Truth, and we pray for that person, that their heart would be softened to the truth of God's Word.
I am sad for our little girls, our little girls who pick up on that others think it is "bad" when God blesses us with another child. I am sad that others treat them like wanting to be a mommy is "not good enough". But I am glad that they are learning that they must stand strong on the truth of God's Word. They have also taken it upon themselves to memorize Scriptures to encourage themselves (like Psalm 127:3).
How about you, dear readers? How do you handle people who make thoughtless remarks, and try to sway your children against the values you are trying to instill in them?
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