Disney Movies and others which contain magic and spells material.

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To those who are called by HIS Name; (meaning Christians who believe The Bible and believe that Jesus is the son of God, and are seeking to live a life that reflects HIM); I read the post regarding the concern about Barbies and Disney Movies. Regarding Barbies; I have the same concerns, yet at the same time, in watching these movies with her I use the opportunity to explain to her the reality of the battles that go on in this world daily, against good and evil. I do limit her to watch too much of it, but in reality, I don't want her to be ignorant of the reality between both forces. I always make it clear to her (using bible reference and reading it to her), that The One Who IS in us, IS GREATER than he that is in the world. Make sure your children understand the reality of the matter, and pray with them. Allow them to make their choices, but always explain to them that there are consequences for every decision we make, especially when we know the truth. We should not allow evil in our homes, means that we should not embrace it and accept it. Evil is everywhere, but we are to conduct ourselves as Children of God. I do not allow her to play in a way to pretend that she is doing magic nor spells, but I focus on the good message the movies have:)

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I understand. Homeschooling is a lot of financial sacrifice. My husband works and The Lord provides to cover our basic needs. it's worth it. I know single moms who homeschool and that is because they have their family to support them with the children or have a Home Business.

Your'e right when you say homeschooling children get more, although a lot of people have a misconception about it. Some people think homeschool children are isolated from the world, but they are very involved in other activities and if you join a coop, you have the support of other homeschool parents.

Be blessed!

Dove - posted on 03/03/2015

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The only thing I don't understand is why you would post on a message board w/ thousands of women and be shocked to get a response.... lol

If no one responds then this post will just quickly slip to the back pages and no one will see it. :)

Ev - posted on 03/03/2015

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That is good that you do. I am seeing the need for it more and more as long as you can do it. I just know that my ex's step kids and his children with his current wife are getting home schooling. It was not an option where my kids were concerned. And because of visitation and other things, it would not have worked out too well. It was not so much a point but just sharing.

My kids both went to public school with the youngest graduating this year. Both did well. I see my daughter thinking of leaning to either home school or a church run school over public because of the kinds of things they teach and the manner of teaching it (Common Core which my son got a bit of last year). Its all about tests anymore and they are not getting what they need. At least at home or in church based schools they get that and more.

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Evelyn. Your post seems to be a personal response. However; I don't understand why you think I was expecting an answer from you or anyone. I was just voicing my opinion and am not interested in starting a back and forth discussion to prove a point. I don't have a point to prove because there is no need to and like I said I was just voicing my opinion based on a prior post I had read.
We are all entitled to raise our children as we find fit for them and us as a family..

God bless you and yours.

BTW: I homeschool :)

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I am glad you are raising your child with this in mind. But I have to say that as my kids grew up we let them see the fairy tales, Harry Potter, Indy Jones movies, and others that were slated for families. My son loved Star Wars. And though these stories contain magic, other religious forms, and other things that are not in the Bible, we as parents have to show them the difference between the real and pretend and teach them that it goes against that grain that is delivered as a message from the Good Lord. At the same time, our children, especially those going to public schools are going to be exposed to a number of things that do not agree with how we are raised (Christian). We also need to be open to the idea that these other people who write these stories and make these movies have a life belief that they hold dear to them. Is it not in the nature of the Lord's words to love they neighbor as thy self. And to not judge others least you be judged? My children grew up with the Bible and Church. They both know the stories well. They have turned into good solid people and know the Word. Once they reached a certain age they had to make that choice for themselves.

I do have to add that my son grew up 7 years younger than his sister. But he was exposed to the same exact things she was. Raised with the same things as well. But when his dad remarried for the second time after me (his third wife) things were not going well in that household. They went to church as much as work schedules and so on allowed. One Sunday during the time the testimony went on my son got up and asked for proof of God. He wanted to know what evidence there was that God existed. His dad and step mom were embarrassed to no end and turned red. It was a simply asked question. I know my son and he does not ask things when serious in a way that is disrespectful. But because of what was going on at their home and how they were teaching the kids things, he got the idea that he needed the evidence. He was 13. To this day he is questioning this. I am adding this because when the kids get to their teens they do start to question things even their religion. I told him that no matter his choices I would love him and would respect what he chose to do. Its only fair. I still take him to church with me and he holds his tongue about God and the whole Bible while there. He shows respect enough for the rest of us who chose to worship. He has known these people since birth so he already had a relationship with them. We are talking of a boy who knew all the Old Testiment Stories and the New Testiment ones too. And he still knows the real meanings of the holidays and such.

I do not know if this is an answer you want to hear or not. But there is more details of my son's trials that I am not at liberty to say because of all it involves. But I know in my heart that one day he may return to the path I started him on from the day he was born.

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