Friday, September 19, 2008

Gestapo Homeschooling Moms, Part 2

After the post yesterday I thought I better come out of the closet and admit that I have been a GHM. I am a recovering GHM, so to speak. I think what helped me to recover was having a stubborn husband and lots of strong-willed boys. Not to criticize.....

My dear friend, Linda and I, frequently discuss how obnoxious we used to be. The good news is that we are still friends and are recovering together. I once assaulted a lady in Linda's own home, but to tell the truth when it comes to Bill Gothard I still have trouble keeping my mouth shut. After 5 years of intensely studying ATI and 5 more paying attention, I have lots of facts and figures readily mounted in my cannon. I have planted my flag on that hill but I am trying to learn how to win the war not just the battles.

Have you guessed that I am more bold in writing than in speech? I usually fall prey to domineering personalities. Then I run home and blog about the culprits, something I couldn't do pre-blog.
Blogging: therapy for chickens!

I used to just call Linda and she would say, "You always meet the weirdest people."

I don't want to tear down homeschooling moms either. I really want to build them up. It is just from my perspective we could all use a little lightening up. Sometimes homeschooling enables controlling women. As women, I think we all tend to be controlling already. We need to understand the sin behind a controlling spirit, not feed the beast.

We need to make sure we have compassion on those around us, even the domineering ones. I think, in the end, God allowed me to be surrounded by GHMs in order to let me see what I was becoming.

Phil 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

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