Evidently I offended some with the post regarding children's church classes/youth groups. I feel a need to defend myself, explain myself, and also point out that this is a blog. It's not the inspired word of God, it's not a how-to manual for raising children, and it is not ever something I write in order to encourage debates and arguments and accusations.
Let me clarify some points I made in the first article. Everything I wrote was about ME. YOU - whomever you are - were never mentioned. Any resemblance to any person, living or dead, was entirely coincidental. I am sorry if anyone felt judged. You are free to raise your child any which way you like, and that was actually the point of the post; please don't frown on me if I choose to have my children sit with me, and I certainly will do the same for you. I simply found that movie quite well documented, well researched, and thought provoking. I was only sharing that with you in case you were interested. If you never rent the movie, roll your eyes at me, and adore you youth group services, that's wonderful.
I love, adore, and covet your comments and emails concerning the blog. However, I avoid conflict like the plague. If you strongly disagree with something, that's peachy keen. Please do me the service of saying so nicely and move on! I don't enjoy debates and forums for people to air their opinions. Some people like that very much - I am not one of those people.
I realize that in itself sounds dumb, but I have been through an emotional wringer the likes of which no one can understand, this year. This blog is a way to organize my thoughts, share things I've been thinking about and going through, and just stay in touch. There's nothing more to it.
I consider myself a very non-judgmental person. I have friends of all creeds, colors, religions, schooling opinions, etc. I may have my soap boxes and occasionally I like to share them. It's my blog. I can do that. But I don't have the energy or emotional well being to be accused of anything right now, OK? Whether your children go off to junior church or not, that's up to you as the parent. That was and continues to be, my whole point.