This post was written by Stef Layton of Educating Laytons
What would our relationships look like if we stopped putting each other in well-defined boxes?
Am I the only one who has gotten a little sideways with judgement lately?
Women are tough on women. Moms are tough on moms. Homeschoolers are tough on homeschoolers!
It’s funny because we don’t think we do this to one another. Surely we’re not those types of people? Pre/post rapture, traditional or electic worship, diapers or cloth, co-sleeping or cry it out, organic or cornfed, classical or unschooling, pierced or unpierced, blogspot or wordpress … we sure can chant love, but we get stuck defining each other.
Friends, we’re not math equations that need to be reduced to the lowest common denominator. If you’re stuck in that habit of putting people in boxes let’s make it a bigger box. Go ahead and blow out the sides, get your duct tape, and create a larger, healthy box. Find your sharpie marker and label a box: Loving Jesus and another: Praying They’ll Love Jesus (and then do that).
The size, smell, weight, shape, focus, curriculum, goals, discipline, bedtimes, reward system, chore charts, love languages and what nots of your home are what make y’all unique. Those things should not be ugly lines that divide us.
Are you ready to put down your label-maker, and love?
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” John 3:16-18
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