My heart beat fast, I could feel the hot, red crawl of indignation course its way up my neck as I listened to another Christian mom say:
“I know kids. Sooner or later all kids will cave to the pressure around them. How can they not? They are exposed to sin and the world all day long and they are only human. And then she looked at me and said, “Your kids are like everyone else’s. When you’re not around, they act like every other child.”
My kids walked up to the conversation as I turned to leave, but before I did, I said, “I disagree with you, I’m not raising perfect kids, but I am raising them counter-cultural.”
[Go against the flow]
[Be different, be yourself]
[Know who you are in Him]
[Don’t be ashamed]
[It’s okay to be alone]
I know my kids are going to mess up. I’m not so naive to think that we’ve figured out perfection or even aim for it. But I believe in setting God’s standard before them, so that when they do face pressure and even fail, they know where they stand and they know how to get back on track.
So, I’m turning the table this week….
Can we really raise kids who are counter-cultural? or am I kidding myself?
Kids who not only say no, but stand and say yes.