Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Backwards

Anna Duggar, newlywed wife to firstborn, Joshua Duggar, recently announced her pregnancy. I made the mistake of reading a couple of the comments on this news report. And then I quickly realized it was not going to be wise to continue reading. One commenter basically said that the Duggar family doesn't even deserve to live for the things they are doing (having a big family). I was struck by the strangeness of the very common thinking regarding this quiverful family.
They aren't a homosexual couple adopting a whole lot of kids, who will never know what it's like to have a mother and a father, as God intended it. They are an intact, faithfully married couple.
They aren't killing babies so they can go on living in selfishness, they are giving life to children and becoming selfless in the process. They aren't shipping their kids off to daycare every day so that they can live the privileged lifestyle they've become accustomed to. They are homeschooling their children, so that they can not only have an excellent 1:1 education, but also a close relationship with their parents and siblings. How backwards the world's thinking is! How the enemy has blinded our eyes and twisted our thinking! Open your eyes. The way the world thinks is backwards!


Do not conform any longer to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

-Romans 12:2









9 comments:

Kyle said...

If you don't see that the world thinks backwards then you should probably examine your faith.
Great post but it was sad to read most of the comments under the article.

Tina in IN said...

Amen. Agreed. Well Said.

Sherrie said...

Ginger,

Another excellent topic. I'm so pro the blessing of children and anti abortion and worldly selfishness that leads to small families. God recently showed me that the way to show that to the world was how I acted with my children when I was out with them. Am I the mom that people look at and say "wow what a horror to have that many children" or "wow look at that family and how that mom talks to her children she must really enjoy them" I say this because God revealed to me that I was showing the world my values by my actions with my children. I'm totally speaking to myself here but if anyone else struggles in this area remember the world is watching us and their opinions...lies or truth... are influenced by the light and salt that we are or are not. Thanks Ginger for another great topic.

ecrawfor80 said...

"clap, clap, clap" AWESOME post Ginger!! I hate reading those negative Duggar comments...the ignorance is disgusting.

Chas said...

Wow... How true.
The world and our culture has become so backwards and twisted that good has become bad and bad has become the accustomed thinking.
So sad.
Heartbreaking really.
I gave my testimony at church recently and said the exact same thing. And what is really sad is that some of us as followers of Christ have been JUST as blinded as the non-believers.
God help and heal this country.

Good post Ginger.
Love,
Chas

heartchild said...

Great post, Ginger! I too have been appalled at what some Christians that I personally know are saying about the Duggars. It's so frustrating! I just don't get it.

Stacy said...

AMEN! I am so happy for them, and pray for much more fruit for their family! More people should be seeking to learn from them as they are such an awesome example of the way God calls us to live. I wish there were more families like them!

Rachel Marie said...

Yay for the Duggars!

krista said...

Tha family is awesome!! I hope they all have a dozen or more of their own and then those have dozens and so on and so forth! :)

It is discouraging to see the critical and hateful comments about these folks. But, it's the way of the world...