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.