The idea in principal of a Christian school or homeschooling is good. But if it's not a viable option for some parents, it makes no sense arbitrarily to cast aspersions on a parent's Christian character because of it. Same with all sorts of things. I could list out lots of things about which individual Christians may have various viewpoints about or at least different conceptions of what practical realities are as they may apply to them personally. Romans 14 is a good guide here.
I think with this topic it's good to make a difference where Scripture talks about general tribulation as a principle and then on the other hand the great tribulation, a specific, future event which as far as I can see doesn't relate to the church.
I kind of bowed out of this discussion, but I reread your comments and wanted to agree.
In many ways, women can prove to be 'tougher' than men, often from a psychological point of view.
Also, even with men, things that, rightly or wrongly, are sometimes regarded as contributing to a 'tough guy' image are things that women do with flair, often: e.g., a young man who gets his ears pierced might be regarded as more of a 'tough guy' than those who don't. I know that a lot of you guys wouldn't be into tattoos at all, but the fact remains that in North America just as many women as men go under the tattoo needle.
And yes I agree about the ongoing challenges of domestic life needing a physical toughness that men sometimes don't realize.
(I can't post in the devotional section, so I'm putting it here.)
The Lord would have us be thoughtful about the things which fill our minds and hearts.
Paul says to the Philippians, ch. 4, v. 8:
'Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.'
Heya I am doing great thanks! And how about you. Yeah, I noticed that there is quite a few replies in the Earrings, CCM, and tuna. I haven't looked at the CCM one in awhile; I need to check it out again.
farouk - I understand what you mean about tats. One of the things I like about this forum is the discussions we can have to (hopefully) understand things better....sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. =)