One of the interesting and challenging aspects of parenting in an unequally yoked marriage is education. As a Christian parent I would prefer to educate my child in a Christian school. I am unable to do so for two reasons. First, the expense. It is outside of our budget to send my daughter to a private school. Also, I am not gifted to be a home schooling Mom. I can do some things very well. However, home schooling is not a good idea for me.
The second reason is my unbelieving spouse made a firm decision that public education was what he desired. Fortunately, we live in an area where the public schools excel in many areas.
My daughter is twelve and currently in the seventh grade at our local Middle School. This week in her science class they are studying evolution. I have been worried about this week for years. How will my daughter receive this information? Will it sway her beliefs?
Yesterday evening I turned off the television and my daughter and I sat on the couch and talked. She began to tell me about the science class and Darwin. This could have been a terrifying moment in my life. However, this kid rocked my world. She asked me questions and we talked about what the Bible says. It was a wonderful moment in parenting to realize your kids do actually listen to you. However, more importantly it thrilled my heart to know she truly believes what the Bible teaches.
As the conversation progressed she said, “Mom, I just don’t get it. There is evidence that Jesus was a real man that walked the earth. He did miracles. He said to a blind man, be healed, and then he could see. No one else in all of history has ever done this. So why could it be so hard for Dad to believe.”
Ahhh, the faith and simplicity of a child. Is it any wonder scriptures say:
Matthew 18:3 (New Living Translation) 3 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
We have hope as a Christian parent in an unequally yoked marriage. Living out our faith day in and day out is the most powerful example we can offer our children. We must pray for our children every day. If we are not covering them in prayer, who is?
Be encouraged this day as a Christian parent. We serve a Great God who loves our children more than we can conceive. Be blessed, Lynn