Jeanne - posted on 01/28/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have twin boys 5 and a daughter who is 11 who live with me but stay frequently with thier dads.This is the average american home, however I am born again and live a life to be sanctified. I want to raise my children where we listen to christian music only, there are no lies about santa clause, t.v. is monitored and limited. We also go to church three times a weak, homework is scheduled rutine,prayer before we eat, forgiveness,etc.
When they go to thier dads house it is completely opposite to mine..I don'y know if Hailey feels convicted or aggrivated because every Wensday night before church we have some reason why she thinks we can't go(.Unless you are running a fever or throwing up we are going).It might be her age.She is always trying to turn the station to secular music when she gets into the car.The boys come home mean and telling me they don't like me.They are yelling and play fighting and there words are hurtful.
When they get in the car I just remind them that we are at moms house now and this is the house that serves the Lord.I ask them who is God? I percede to tell them that He is Love and Forgiveness, etc.
My problem is communicating with the fathers. Haileys dad says I am a control freak.The twins dad says I am a religious fanatic and it just came on and that is why they hate me.I only listen to my Father in heaven who tells me I am doing right.Everytime they ask for more time with the kids I start to tell them no and end up changing my mind and regreting it later.I know God has His hands on all things.He is mighty.His plans are bigger than mine but shouldn't I do something?