What is right? Who determines what is right?
When I was a relatively new homeschooling mom, a friend remarked to me about another homeschooling mom who “was doing it right.”
She “did school” in the mornings and didn’t answer her phone or door until school time was over.
I don’t know why that made such an impression on me. The friend who said this is neither a homeschooler nor a Christian. Her opinion shouldn’t have mattered so much, but here I am, replaying the scene in my head almost six years later. And because I felt I didn’t measure up to that “right” standard, I harbored bitterness and ill will in my heart towards them both. I didn’t search my soul for “rightness” or focus on what is right for me and my family. I focused on comparison.
What was right for that mom is not necessarily right for me.
But what we can be assured of, is that God and the Bible are always right. We can teach our children that families have differences. Worldviews must be aligned with Biblical teachings. Prune your hearts and relationships and what you expose your kids to based on what is truly right.
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