A few months ago we were challenged in our MomLife group to live our lives with purity in our home
My disclaimer: this looks differently for every family…
We were challenged with many different things to consider in order to guard our children against sin and sinful influence and raise them up for Christ
– Education: this particular mom has been convicted to homeschool so she can teach and train her children in not only a Godly environment but with Christian material
– Social activities: who are we letting mold our children – coaches/teachers/instructors that we do not even know…or know if we agree with their values and how they will influence our children?
– Media influence: if we would not allow people to act in our living room in the way they behave with one another on our t.v. screen, then why are we allowing them to essentially be in our living room?!
– Friendships: we were challenged to not let our children spend the night with friends and limit family that they spend the night with. This challenge took us all by surprise, but made more sense the more she spoke about it. What did you do when you spent the night with friends when you were young? Was it edifying to Christ? I know my activities weren’t: it was the first time I was introduced to pornographic material, having internet conversations/chats with complete strangers, sneaking out to see/be with boys or sneaking them in, watching movies that were frightening and continue to haunt me…
While some of this thinking may seem radical – I am convicted with the thought that God gave Mylin to us to raise. Her wellbeing, education, and safety are our responsibility. At all costs, I will protect her.
I know I cannot control her life or our world, but I can make changes and commitments to myself and our family that will protect her in every way I know how.
She challenged us overall to find other families that are like-minded so that we do not go on this journey alone – and so that our children do not go on this journey alone…that they aren’t the only ‘weird’ ones that don’t get to spend the night with friends!
In what ways do you protect your family and their purity?
Please teach us!!!